A selfless nurse was pranged by an OAP as she drove home from a 12-hour shift – but rushed the man to hospital when it emerged he hadn’t eaten for 10 days because of Manchester Evening News isolation.

Lucy Duncan, 24, was driving home from a Wigan Infirmary when a car bumped into hers.

Lucy got out of her car and walked over before seeing the driver was an elderly man.

The man, 73, opened his door and grabbed her arm in desperation, before telling her he feared he had coronavirus.

He told Lucy he had not been able to eat for 'seven to ten days' while isolation because he had no friends or family to do his shopping for him.

Lucy told the Manchester Evening News : "I knocked on the window he opened the door.

"He reached out to grab hold of my arm. It was just surreal, it was not what I expected at all.

"I had a mask in my car, but nothing else. I put a mask on, he put his on.

“He said he hadn't left the house for seven to 10 days, hadn't eaten or had a drink because he has not been able to get out of the house.

"He said he hasn't got any family or friends or anyone who can get him anything so he got in the car to get some essentials.

"It was awful to see someone so poorly. He had beads of sweat dripping down his face. He was struggling to take a breath.

"He was drifting in and out of consciousness.

"I stayed with him to be a friend, but I am a nurse, so can help with little things too.

“I helped walk him to the ambulance and to make sure the paramedics were not putting themselves at risk that was unnecessary.

"I followed them to the hospital in my car. I gave him my contact number when I left just if he needed anything while he was in hospital.

"I just wanted to make sure he was ok. I was concerned he was going to die and I just didn't want him to die on his own with nobody there, he was really poorly."

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