A taxi driver from Barrow, Lancashire, has been praised for his quick thinking in saving the life of a pensioner who was having a stroke in the middle of a road.
Cabbie Brian White had just dropped a fare off when he noticed a man who had fallen over. Reacting fast, Mr White rushed to the mans aid, helping him into his taxi before taking him straight to Furness General Hospital.
The pensioner, named as a Mr Leith was later diagnosed as having suffered a stroke and the only reason he was still alive was because of Mr White's fast thinking.
The victims wife wrote to Mr White thanking him for saving her husbands life ho is now recovering well in hospital.