A COUPLE have recounted the dramatic moment a car swerved off the road right in front of them after the driver suffered a heart attack.

Justin and Lisa Newey were driving along Churchill Way on Bank Holiday Monday when a Honda Accord left the road.

They stopped and bravely rushed to the driver’s aid, with Lisa, a senior oncology nurse, performing CPR and Justin helping to get the driver out of the car, which had left the carriageway and was on the embankment.

The man in his 70s was rushed to hospital on Monday (August 30) after a “life-threatening” crash in Andover.

He is said to have suffered a “heart attack” at the wheel while driving, which saw his Honda Accord leave Churchill Way near to Tesco Extra shortly after 11am.

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Also in this week's paper:

  • Tributes have been paid to a “wonderful” Hampshire paramedic who passed away at home from an accidental overdose.
  • An Andover woman’s latest novel hopes to inspire greater respect for carers following her personal experience.
  • An Andover man has handed over nearly £12,000 in donations to four families left homeless after a gas explosion.
  • Tributes have been paid to a ‘truly exceptional’ man who sadly lost his life in the fatal crash on the A303 near Andover on Wednesday August 25.
  • An Andover councillor has called on those involved in a car meet to ‘distance themselves from the anti-social element’ after a car was seized by police.
  • Over 90 care home residents in Andover and the surrounding area died from Covid-19, figures have revealed.
  • David Borrett's column: History of Andover upper High Street.
  • Plus, the latest cases from courts.
  • Two pages of your letters to the editor.
  • The winners of the Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser's child of the year competition are revealed.
  • Picture spread from CarFest South.
  • The latest sport from across north Hampshire.
  • Eight pages of puzzles.
  • And much more!

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