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Driver who stopped to save a life receives fine

A driver who stopped and jumped out of his car to administer lifesaving first aid to a passer-by having a heart attack has been giving a 48 Euro fine for parking his car illegally.

Paul Topolansky noticed a man in trouble on the pavement and quickly pulled his car in to help out, leaving the vehicle with two wheels on the sidewalk. "I was drivingn on the Ottakringerstrasse, when I saw a shambling  man who clutched at his heart," he said.

Despite the fact that he saved the passerby Josef B.'s life, who is healthy again after being taken to AKH, he was given a penalty for his parking.

Topolansky is most annoyed by the fact that he only received the fine because someone anonymously complained about his parking. "Here you should rather sue the complainer for not assisting," he said.

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