A private hire driver has been called 'an absolute legend' after he saved an 82-year-old's life when she suffered a bad fall just after getting out of his vehicle. 82-year-old Eileen O'Brien had been enjoying a night at her local British Legion on Easter Sunday when she booked a private hire car from her local cab firm Village Taxis to drop her off at home in Garston .
She arrived home just after midnight and made her way through her front garden to enter her house. The hero minicab driver waited to make sure Eileen got into her property safely but soon became concerned when no interior lights to her home came on. After a few minutes, the driver got out to check everything was okay.
Eileen was found lying near her garden gate, crying out in pain after having a bad fall. As reported by the Liverpool Echo, Eileen had been calling out to her sister Pat, who was still in the vehicle, but no one could hear her cries for help. If it wasn't for the considerate and caring actions of the driver, Eileen's family fear she may have been left in pain all night
Grandmother of six, Eileen, who still volunteers at her local YMCA charity shop in Garston village, suffered a broken hip in the fall and was taken to hospital.
The driver has been identified as Robert Wilson, who according to Eileen's son, John, can expect a card and a nice tasty tipple from the family in the near future.
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