A WOMAN told how she battled in vain with other passersby to try to save the life of a motorist.
The man was driving his white Reliant Robin along Edgerton Road towards Huddersfield town centre when he collapsed at the wheel just after 8.30am yesterday.
The three-wheeler veered across the road and then hit a wall.
Charlotte Walker, 29, of Birkby, was waiting at a bus stop at the bottom of Imperial Road in Edgerton and rushed to help, along with a lorry driver and another man.
She said: “The car just veered out from a line of slow-moving traffic and went across the road and hit the wall near to where I was standing.
“The man had lolled back in his seat and it immediately looked like he had suffered a heart attack or possibly a stroke.
“Two men helped me to gently lift him out and put him on the pavement and we started to do cardio pulmonary resuscitation on him.’’
She said someone had phoned 999 and the ambulance controller gave Charlotte and the men vital information over the phone how to carry out the CPR.
“He had a very low pulse rate,’’ she said. “We did everything we could before the ambulance arrived, but we feared the worst.’’
The man lives in Elland, but has not been named. It is understood he died from a heart attack.
Edgerton Road was totally shut off as the drama unfolded leading to traffic holdups on surrounding homes.
A smash caused massive holdups for motorway drivers.
A van and three cars were involved in the crash on the westbound carriageway of the M62 close to Scammonden Dam at 8am yesterday.
One man was trapped at first in a van.
Police shut off the third lane which was littered with the debris and the badly damaged vehicles.
Huge queues quickly built up in the area until all the vehicles had been shifted on to the hard shoulder.
Miraculously no-one needed hospital treatment.