Bystanders and construction crew members helped a man who had a seizure behind the wheel of his car on Langley's 208th Street last month.
The man crashed into a yellow concrete barricade between 84th and 82nd Avenue on July 11, at about 11 a.m.
The first person on the scene was the owner of one of the trio of restored heritage houses on the west side of the road, according to Shawn Bouchard of Quadra Homes.
Quadra is developing the complex of condos and townhomes in the area.
The resident alerted the nearby construction workers, as she knew they had first aid workers on site.
Sheine Barlow heard the air horns go off to summon him.
"That's how we communicate in an emergency," said the first aid staffer on the construction site. "It's three short blasts for an emergency."
He also got cellphone calls from other workers who were flocking to the scene, letting him know it was fairly serious.
When Barlow got to the scene, other workers had already smashed in the back window of the pickup truck, to help offer aid to the driver. The truck was still in gear, and the driver didn't look like he was in good shape.
Barlow said it was apparent the man had suffered either a seizure or a heart attack - it would later turn out to have been a seizure.
The man wasn't breathing well, and was slumped over and drooling.
Barlow decided it wasn't safe to move him before the paramedics arrived, as the man might have had back or neck injuries.
Instead, he simply repositioned the man so he could breathe, and worked on keeping him conscious, even by pinching him.
Barlow said he didn't do much, really. "The ambulance was there pretty quick," he said.
The driver was someone known around the work site - he apparently works for one of the contractors involved in building the condos.
Barlow has heard that the man has now left hospital and headed home.
The week he helped the seizure victim, Barlow found himself alarmingly busy with crashes. Including that incident, he found himself the first person helping at the scene of no fewer than five crashes, including two in a 20-minute period while driving his children to daycare, and a head-on collision between two people who also work at the condo site.
"It was a really strange week," Barlow said. But his kids were excited to see their dad run to help people, he added.