A devastated son was forced to watch his mum “slip away” whilst he was stuck in traffic caused by climate change protestors.
Chris, who told radio station LBC about his ordeal, says his mum is now paralysed from her stroke because eco-warriors on the M25 held up cars for six hours.
“I was doing a mission of mercy to help my mother," he told presenter Andrew Pierce.
“When we got her to the hospital, the doctors said if we were to have gotten to them within 90 minutes, her symptoms, her recovery would have been minimal."
But climate change protests on one of Britain’s busiest and most important roads meant Chris and his mum, who was in urgent need of medical attention, couldn’t move.
He had taken the decision to drive instead of calling an ambulance due to ambulance delays.
“Because she'd been left to endure a stroke for six hours she's got complete paralysis now down her left side.
“I was there with my mother for six hours watching her slip away, and I could do nothing.
“I am so angry and so upset – this didn't need to happen.”
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Hundreds of fuming motorists raged as the traffic jam snaked ever longer following activists targeting Junction 3 at Swanley in Kent shortly after 8.30am yesterday, reports The Sun.
Viral clips of the action shows some drivers shouting at the protesters, who were sat on the tarmac in hi-vis jackets.
In one video, a man can be seen leaving his white van to try and physically move the climate activists.
One protester told The Sun she was “desperate” for environmental change.
The mum-of-two, Cathy, admitted: “I’m really scared. I don’t want to be doing this, I’m doing this for my children.
"I’m only doing this because I’m desperate."
The group is demanding better insulation for Britain in a bid to save energy and lower carbon emissions.
They want the government to insulate all British homes by 2025.
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