Had it not been for this Chennai bus driver’s presence of mind at the right place and at the right time, then around 50 lives could have been wiped out. Despite suffering from a sudden heart attack, the bus driver by the name of Sarvesvaran managed to stop the bus.
The bus conductor including other passengers tried to refresh him, but their efforts were to no avail. As per the reports, the driver worked on the Koyambedu-Kancheepuram route.
TOI quoted a witness, has reported that the driver seemed to be in distress and stopped. The doctors who came to the spot tried their maximum best to restore his life, but it was of no use.
According to the police officer, the bus driver pulled the bus over and told the conductor and others that he wasn’t really feeling well at all. He even deboarded the bus and walked towards a nearby local hospital but eventually succumbed to a severe heart attack.
“As the vehicle was passing through Maduravoyal, Sarvesvaran parked the bus on the side of the road and told the conductor and passengers that he was not feeling well. He got down and walked towards a private hospital but collapsed after a few paces,” police to TOI.
“We are checking with MTC officials to see if Sarvesvaran had done overtime or was under stress since doctors told us that could have led to the heart attack,” the officer said.