In Salt Lake City last Friday, officers were able to arrest a hit-and-run driver because of another accident caused by a heart attack victim.

A driver hit a parked car on the side of the road. Witness, Jerome LeSueur thought he might have been drunk. Then someone announced the man was haven a heart attack. Luckily bystanders were nearby and able to help. LeSuer helped get the door unmarred, while others rushed in with a defibrillator. Coincidentally, across the street from the accident happened to be a facility that was holding a medical training class. Someone in the class was able to use the defibrillator to start the driver’s heart again. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, but still alive.

While this was happening, there was a hit-and-run at the intersection of 400 S and 600 E. A pedestrian crossing the street was struck. John Cardona of the Salt Lake City Police Department said that the pedestrian was walking against the light. The car had the green light, and the pedestrian’s was red. But after the collision, the driver fled the scene. A few blocks west, the policemen helping with the heart attack victim caught the driver trying to run. While it may not have been originally faulted to the driver, the fact that he fled the scene now has him facing serious charges of being involved in a hit-and-run accident.

While some accidents are unavoidable, most are. Keep yourself conscious and aware of what is happening around you on the roads.