Dr. Nwando Olayiwola of Hercules was trying to nap in the backseat of a Lyft after a cross-country flight on Tuesday night. While crossing the Bay Bridge, she noticed the driver roll down his window.
“I was like, ‘What are you doing? It’s cold,'” Olayiwola recalled. “Then, he asked if I knew of any nearby hospitals. As a doctor, that got my antennas up.”
The driver, Mir Peerzada, later disclosed he was experiencing chest pain. Meanwhile, the Lyft was speeding along in the far left lane of the highway.
“I asked him if he thought he should pull over, and he said he would take me home first,” said Olayiwola. The doctor continued watching Peerzada become increasingly uncomfortable, that’s when she demanded he pull to the side of the road.
On the side of the highway, Peerzada began moaning in pain and clutching his chest. Olayiwola sprung into action.