POATA Selesa, take a bow.

The Good Samaritan bus driver may have saved a life with his quick thinking out the front of the Brassall Shopping Centre yesterday.

Mr Selesa was driving his Westside bus when he answered a cry for help that thrust him into a medical emergency.

A 38-year-old man was given CPR before he was taken to Ipswich Hospital in a serious condition.

If Mr Selesa did not act so quickly the man might have died.

It was 1.23pm when a car cut in front of him and caused him to sit up and take notice.

"I was stopping here at Brassall and all of a sudden this car pulled in front of me," Mr Selesa said.

"A lady asked me for help.

"I hopped off and she said, 'Can you please ring the ambulance?'

"I couldn't see anybody in the car but I rang the ambulance.

"As a got closer to the car there was a man slumped over.

"He looked like a young man.

"The lady said he had a heart problem.

"Then another boy came over and I gave the phone to him and asked him to talk to the ambulance while I talked to the lady.

"I opened the door and touched him to see if the man was moving."

Senior Sergeant Gareth James said bystanders helped the man from the car and performed CPR.

The ambulance service and fire brigade then took over.

The man, suspected of having a heart condition, had a pulse when he was rushed to Ipswich Hospital.

Snr Sgt James said Mr Selesa and all who attended had acted admirably.

"It is what you'd expect in a civilised society," Snr Sgt James said.

Mr Selesa was very concerned for the man's health.

He downplayed his actions

"I believe in helping people," he said

 

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