Woman saves man’s life by beating his car with baseball bat (video)By Mason White 4:36 PM December 29, 2014
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) An elderly man is lucky to be alive after a quick thinking woman used a baseball bat to break the windows of his car, police in North Carolina said.
Charlotte Police said that the incident unfolded when the man suffered a heart attack while driving on Thursday along the I-85.
Luckily, Shahida McIntyre was driving when she saw a black Lexus sedan veering off course and slamming into the cement median.
She stopped her car and rushed over to the Lexus. The driver, 80-year-old Robert Steen, was in the car, but the doors and windows were locked.
The woman observed that Steen was changing colors in his seat. She knocked on the doors and windows, but received no response.
She thought quickly and grabbed a baseball bat from her car, which she keeps for protection. McIntyre used the bat to break a window of the car, and pulled out the man of the vehicle.
McIntyre, who is a certified CPR instructor, performed CPR on the man until paramedics arrived on the scene. Emergency workers were able to revive Steen, and transported him to a hospital.