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Man stops breathing at the wheel and crashes car

A man who stopped breathing at the wheel has crashed his car into a tree Credit: Google Maps

A man who stopped breathing at the wheel has crashed his car into a tree.

It happened on Millfields Way in Wombourne at 9am today. Paramedics were called to reports of a man suffering a cardiac arrest in his car.

He was helped by members of the public, and given advanced life support by ambulance staff.

The patient was given CPR and then was shocked four times using a defibrillator. The driver regained a pulse and started to breathe again. An ambulance took him to Russells Hall Hospital in a serious condition.

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Stephen Sutton's legacy: National Good Gestures Day

It was the first anniversary of Stephen Sutton's death on Thursday. Credit: ITV News Central

Friends of Stephen Sutton, the inspiration teenager from Burntwood in Staffordshire who raised £5 million for charity before his death from bowel cancer in May last year, are holding events across the country to continue his good work.

Hundreds of young people will turn out in 15 cities around the country, including Nottingham and Birmingham, to spread his message of positivity and kindness on National Good Gestures Day 2015.

Thursday was the first anniversary of the 19-year-old's death, who launched Good Gestures Day with ITV Fixers three days before he died in 2014, and said that he hoped it would become an 'annual event, if not more.'

His friends and Fixers are honouring his wish by recruiting an army of volunteers - 900 people around the country - to encourage well-wishers to give a 'hug for Stephen' in locations including The Bullring in Stephen's Birmingham home city, under The London Eye on the capital's South Bank and Nottingham's Old Market Square.

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