A doctor asleep in her Lyft car in Northern California had mere minutes to help her driver, who started to suffer from a heart attack.
There’s never a dull night around Dr. Nwando Olayiwola’s household in Hercules, California. The busy mother runs homework, music practice and dinner.
“Everything is always a crisis when you’re a parent,” Olayiwola said.
Two nights ago on Interstate 80, she solved a crisis that may seal her reputation as one cool customer. The episode began when she hired a Lyft car home from the airport.
That ride changed in an instant. Olayiwola had been sleeping. The driver opened his window, seemed to be in distress and she recognized the signs — a heart attack.
Olayiwola instantly switched modes from passenger to doctor and told the driver to pull over. “He was moaning, writhing in pain.”
She called 911, then called the driver’s wife. In minutes, the Rodeo-Hercules Fire Department arrived and …