Lifesaving Efforts of Sydney Taxi Driver Formally Recognised

05 November 2015 | NSW Taxi Council

NSW Taxi Council CEO Roy Wakelin-King has praised one of the NSW Taxi Industry’s finest taxi drivers, who was formally recognised by NSW Ambulance with a prestigious ‘Saviour Award’ in Western Sydney this morning.

View the Channel 9 report featuring Nick Abrahim here.

On an otherwise regular day’s work in May 2014, taxi driver Nick Abrahim’s quick thinking and selfless actions were critical in saving the life of truck driver Neville Whitehead, who was suffering cardiac arrest behind the wheel.

Nick and another bystander pulled Mr Whitehead out of his vehicle before Nick began administering CPR which provided Mr Whitehead with the best chance of survival before paramedics arrived on the scene.

“Nick’s selfless actions undoubtedly contributed to saving Mr Whitehead’s life and we are pleased his quick thinking and calmness under pressure has been formally recognised,” Mr Wakelin-King said.

“On behalf of the entire NSW Taxi Industry, I would like to congratulate Nick on receiving this award. “He is an outstanding credit to the NSW Taxi Industry.”

NSW Ambulance event, Campbelltown
(l-r): Paramedic Cameron Boland, NSW Minister for Health Jillian Skinner MP, wheelchair accessible taxi driver and ‘Saviour Award’ recipient Nick Abrahim, and Paramedic Chris Ennis at the NSW Ambulance Thank a Paramedic Day in Campbelltown, Western Sydney.