Woman fighting to save collapsed man shocked to see crowd filming

A heroic woman rushed to give a man life saving CPR after he collapsed at the wheel of his car.

Michaela Justine Norton, 48, was passing the Tesco Express in Moreton, on June 21, when she saw a crowd had gathered around a man lying on the pavement.

It is understood, the elderly man had collapsed at the wheel of his car, outside the chip shop, and was pulled out by a passerby and carried over to the Tesco Express.

She told the ECHO: “I saw quite a few people running over the road from the chip shop and I saw somebody’s shoulders going up and down.

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“I got out of the car because I’m trained in CPR as an emergency care technician.

“By the time I got to him he was blue.

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“I’ve never had to do it live before but I do know what to do so I took over. "

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Michaela said that while she was trying to save the man's life, she noticed people had crowded around to film the incident on their phones.

She said: "The amount of people that were just standing around just videoing not offering to help and just getting in the way, it was absolutely disgusting.”

With the help of a young woman, she continued to perform CPR on the man until emergency services arrived and took over.

She said: “At one point when I was doing it he did come around a bit before the paramedics took over.”

Despite the amazing actions of Michaela and others that helped the man, she told the ECHO she feels angry at the only response from some people was to start filming them trying to resuscitate the man.

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She said: “It was people passing, they pulled their phones out to film, it makes me so angry. It’s disgusting.”

A spokesperson for the North West Ambulance Service said they were called out Hoylake Road in Moreton at 6.15pm yesterday to attend to a man who had collapsed and was taken to Arrowe Park Hospital in a critical condition.

The ECHO has so far been unable to confirm a condition update of the man, however it is understood he man remains in the Intensive Care Unit.

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