Thanks to member of the public who helped poorly van driver

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Nottinghamshire Police were called to Cardale Road in Carlton at around 8.50am on Monday (7 January 2019) to reports of a man slumped over the steering wheel of his van.

A member of the public had seen the same van in Swains Avenue around half-an-hour earlier when it appeared to be stopped in the road for no reason. He spoke to the driver who stated he was ok and drove off.

When police attended, the man was barely conscious. They spoke with a family member after checking his phone and they updated them that he was an insulin dependent diabetic. An ambulance arrived shortly afterwards and treated the man who made a fully recovery.

Neighbourhood Inspector James Walker said: “We’re grateful to the diligence of the eagle eyed member of the public, as without that, the situation could have had a very different ending. I’d also like to thank the officers attending; PC Benjamin Collins and PC Holly Sutherland-Sheeran for their quick thinking in getting to the bottom of the man’s medical issue. Some great team work for everyone involved for which the man and his family are also very grateful.”

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