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16/10/2021

Heroic Longford nurse saves bus driver's life on her way to work

Quick-thinking Newtownforbes lady knew exactly what to do

Heroic Longford nurse saves bus driver's life on her way to work

A Dublin bus-driver is recovering well after his life was saved by a Longford nurse this morning.

A quick-thinking Longford nurse has been dubbed a hero after she saved the life of a bus driver on her way to work in Dublin this morning.

Aoife McGivney of Newtownforbes was on her way to work in the ENT division at the Mater Hospital shortly after 8am this morning when she realised something was wrong.

The bus had started to roll through a red light at O'Connell Bridge and passengers started to panic when they thought the vehicle had hit a cyclist. The cyclist, fortunately, had managed to jump out of the way.

Ms McGivney was quick on her feet and noticed the driver had gone into cardiac arrest. She immediately sprung to action, removing his leg from the accelerator and stopping the bus.

Passengers helped her to open the doors of the bus and get the bus driver out of the vehicle, where Ms McGivney immediately started to administer CPR.

Fire crews and paramedics soon arrived on the scene and the bus driver is said to be recovering well, thanks to the quick-thinking Longford nurse.

For more on this story, see tomorrow’s Longford Leader.

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