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Trans-Canada perimeter highway, known as the Charlottetown bypass
A man has been taken to hospital after experiencing a seizure while driving on the Charlottetown bypass this afternoon.
An RCMP officer, who saw the man's car pulled over to the side of the highway near the Mount Edward Road intersection with its four-way flashers on, thought something was amiss.
"I had wondered if I should turn back. I'm now very glad I did," said Cpl. Marc Periard, an RCMP police dog handler, in a news release about the incident, which occured just before noon.
"Something just wasn't right," said Periard. "His head wasn't positioned as it should be. I turned around at Brackley Point Road and returned to the Mount Edward Road intersection where the car was stopped. The male driver was in full medical distress."
A second RCMP member operating nearby also assisted as did a retired Island EMS member who also happened by the scene.
"Police are always extremely grateful for the assistance of passing motorists, especially in this case of retired members of the emergency health care profession," stated the release.
"This could have had additional and more serious consequences," said Periard.