Busman to the rescue
BUS driver Paul Lloyd has spoken about the moment he came to the rescue of a passenger who had an epileptic fit.
Mum-of-five Kelly Wiggett had two seizures on Paul's bus but was helped by the driver and fellow passenger Catherine Hipwell.
Kelly, 26, was on her way to visit a friend and had caught the bus in Matson.
She has suffered epilepsy for 12 years but had not fitted for a year until three struck in close succession during July. She had two more on the bus last week.
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"I don't remember much about what happened on the bus," she said. "All I can remember is waking up in bed at home. I've had a few fits in the street before, but my friend has always been with me. Catherine and the bus driver were amazing. I would like to get in touch to say thank you."
Paul, from Robinswood, came forward after reading about Kelly's plight in the Citizen. He has been on the buses for two years but learned first-aid because he is also a steward at Gloucester Rugby.
He said: "I heard someone shout 'driver stop the bus'. When I pulled over I went to the back of the bus and Kelly was on the floor having a fit. She was between the seats so we pulled her away from them and put her in the recovery position.
"She had another seizure although that wasn't as bad as the first one.
"I've seen quite a few things in my time but not quite like this. I am just so happy that she is ok and has recovered from it all."