FOREST PARK, Georgia (WXIA) -- A Georgia man owes his life to the quick actions of his mother and the heroics of a Forest Park Police officer.

Keith Haynes, 41, of Forest Park, woke up during the middle of the night Tuesday because he was having trouble breathing.

Linda Tyler said her son called her immediately and she picked him up to take him to Southern Regional Medical Center. "He said mom, please drive fast," she said. "He said mom, I can't breathe."

Tyler was driving along Forest Parkway and when she almost reached Old Dixie Road, her son collapsed against the dashboard. "While I was driving he got stiff, he seized and he just went limp," she said. "He stopped breathing on me."

Tyler was still several miles from the hospital and noticed a police car in the parking lot of a BP gas station. She quickly pulled into the BP and ran into the store to find the police officer.

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