Truck Driver Rescued After Heart Attack

Truck Driver Rescued After Heart Attack

August 28, 2019 1 By Bertrand Dibbert


BIRDCAGE, A PIECE OF PAPER ALONG WITH A WRITING SAMPLE AND A WALLET WITH STAMPS. CHARLIE DE MAR, CBS CHICAGO. CAUGHT ON CAMERA, PEOPLE COMING TO THE RESCUE AFTER A 29- YEAR-OLD TRUCKER SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK AT A NEW HAMPSHIRE REST STOP. NEW AT 8:00, WBZ’S ANARIDIS RODRIGUEZ SPOKE TO THE MOTHER OF DAVID WOODS, ABOUT HIS CONDITION AND THE GOOD SAMARITANS RUNNING TO THE RESCUE. SHE IS LIVE IN THE SATELLITE CENTER TONIGHT. HIS MOM SAYS HER SON DOES NOT REMEMBER PULLING INTO THAT REST STOP AND THAT, HE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED UNTIL HE WOKE UP FROM A COMA. I WAS TERRIFIED BECAUSE I DIDN’T KNOW IF I WAS GOING TO SEE HIM AGAIN. AND MY KIDS ARE MY WORLD. Reporter: FELICIA BERTRAM IS TALKING ABOUT THE MOMENT SHE GOT THE CALL NO MOTHER WANTS TO GET. ORIGINALLY I WAS TOLD THAT MY SON HAD PASSED. Reporter: HER SON IS 29-YEAR- OLD DAVID WOOD, THE TRUCK DRIVER WAS ON HIS WAY BACK HOME, LAST WEEK TO TENNESSEE WHEN HE SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK AT THIS CANDY REST STOP. THE EMERGENCY AND HER SONS RESCUE WAS CAPTURED ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO. HE HAD WHAT THEY CALL SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH MEANING THAT HE HAD SOME SORT OF ELECTRICAL ANOMALY IN HIS HEART, IT RUNS IN MY FAMILY. Reporter: HER SON DOESN’T REMEMBER PULLING INTO THIS TRUCK STOP OFF OF 101 BUT A PERSON DID FIND HIM COLLAPSED AND UNRESPONSIVE IN FRONT OF HIS TRUCK. THAT PERSON RAN INTO THE DUNKIN’ DONUTS FIND HELP. CAMERAS CAPTURED THE MOMENT WOOD WAS FOUND. EIGHT MINUTES AFTER HE HAD COLLAPSED. IMAGES SHOW THE DUNKIN’ DONUTS CLERK WHO PERFORMED CPR UNTIL AN AMBULANCE ARRIVED. I OWE HER EVERYTHING. I WENT AND VISITED HER, TOOK HER CARD. I HAVE A FEELING SHE’S GOING TO GET A CHRISTMAS GIFT EVERY YEAR AS LONG AS I HAVE BREATH IN MY BODY. Reporter: BERTRAM SAYS THERE NOW FOCUSED ON HER SON’S RECOVERY AND FIGURING OUT HOW TO PAY THE MEDICAL BILLS. THE FATHER OF THREE DOESN’T HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE.