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Cabby saves life, receives award

Posted by jtsmyth8 on October 23, 2007

When Comfort cabby Michael Loo, 58, picked up a woman in January who wanted to get to Marymount Convent, he assumed she was going to fetch her daughter from school. But his passenger was actually rushing to the aid of her father, a school bus driver, who had run into breathing difficulties while in the school grounds.

When Mr Loo saw him, he recognised the signs right away: the old man was in danger of having a stroke.

The cabby, who has a basic certificate in first aid, did not head off in search of his next fare. He advised her against waiting for an ambulance to arrive because it would take too long, and then insisted on driving them to the hospital instead.

The extra ride, he said, was free, but she paid him $100 as a token of her appreciation.

(story)

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