Robert Turner saved Daniel M. Welch from a possible traffic collision, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 15, 1970. While driving in an outside lane of a five-lane parkway, Welch, 51, printer, suffered an attack and slumped forward against the steering wheel as the automobile continued along the highway. Turner, 32, janitor, was in the adjoining lane and traveling the same direction. He noted the situation and started in pursuit of the Welch vehicle. It was moving at about 60 m.p.h.and, veering over the curb, scraped along a concrete wall which paralleled the roadway. Contact with the wall slowed the automobile; and Turner drew ahead of it. He was about to move over the curb to a position in front of the Welch automobile when it veered toward him. Turner applied his brakes as his automobile was struck at the rear by the Welch vehicle. The two automobiles traveled together about 600 feet before Turner, by his braking action, stopped them just at the dividing line between the lanes of opposing traffic. Welch still was breathing; but despite artificial respiration applied by a police officer, he was dead by the time an ambulance arrived.
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