Edinburgh cabbie hailed for helping man, 90, who suffered nasty fall on road at Haymarket

City Cabs' Craig Graham treats head wound and waits for paramedics

Friday, 10th January 2020, 4:00 pm
Updated Friday, 10th January 2020, 4:14 pm

A GRATEFUL family have thanked an Edinburgh cabbie who came to the aid of their elderly relative who suffered a nasty fall.

City Cabs driver Craig Graham, from East Craigs, pulled over and sprang into action after the 90-year-old took a tumble at Haymarket yesterday afternoon.

The good samaritan helped treat his gashed head and waited with the man until paramedics arrived to take him to hospital.

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Cabbie Craig Graham

Daughter Rhona McNaughton tweeted: “Massive thanks from all my family to Craig the City Cabs driver who stopped to help my 90-year-old dad when he tripped and fell on road at Haymarket.

“Stemmed bleeding, got ambulance and stayed till it arrived. Please pass on our thanks - good samaritan.”

Cabbie Craig was modest about his role today and wished the man a speedy recovery.

“I was driving towards Haymarket and I just saw a guy lying on the ground, I thought he was dead at first,” said the 37-year-old.

“There were two other people tending to him and I just stuck on my hazards, stopped and told him to get in the back and called an ambulance.

“I had some baby wipes and told him to put some pressure on it. He’d banged his head and there was a really deep cut.

“The blood was gushing out of him and was all over his jacket and his face - he was in a bad way.”