A1(M) driver rescued after ‘extreme’ diabetic emergency

PUBLISHED: 06:00 13 March 2014

Police were called to the A1(M) after the driver was taken ill

Police were called to the A1(M) after the driver was taken ill


Police officers had to force their way into a car on the A1(M) after a driver had an “extreme” diabetic emergency.

The drama unfolded on the hard shoulder close to South Mimms on Sunday.

Police were called by passers-by at around 4.40pm. The patient had pulled up on the northbound carriageway, underneath the junction for South Mimms.

A force spokesman told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “The officers forced entry to the vehicle and got the man out before administering first aid.

“They used a defibrillator machine to monitor the condition of the man’s heart and also created a high sugar drink as the man had dangerously low blood sugar levels.”

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