Man has heart attack in car on Second Avenue

Second Avenue and East 22nd Street (Photo by Maria Rocha-Buschel)

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

Police rescued a man from his car after he suffered from a heart attack while driving south on Second Avenue near East 22nd Street a block away from the 13th precinct last Tuesday morning.

A witness approached police near the intersection just before 11 a.m. and said that the man was stopped at the light just before East 22nd Street and was hunched over in the driver’s seat with the engine running. After the victim didn’t respond when an officer knocked on the window, police broke the driver’s side rear window to get him out of the vehicle and found that he didn’t have a pulse.

When EMTs responded to the scene, workers said that he was still alive and had suffered a heart attack.

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