South Carolina woman claims traffic stopped led to brain tumor diagnosis

A South Carolina woman says police officers who pulled her over for a traffic stop saved her life after they noticed she was experiencing a medical emergency.

An South Carolina lady credits the officers who pulled her over to make a traffic stop, for saving her life.

Tamara Palmer was pulled over on December 31st under suspicion of drunk driving. She was taken to the hospital for evaluation by officers who had examined her condition. She was later diagnosed with a brain tumour and required surgery.

Mount Pleasant Police Department reports that officers responded to a report about a drunk driver on Dec. 2. After observing the vehicle hitting the curb repeatedly and not staying in its lane, officers located the vehicle and made a traffic stop.



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A South Carolina lady credits the officers who pulled her over to make a traffic stop for saving their life.

Officers pulled Palmer over and discovered that she wasn’t impaired by drugs or alcohol. The officers said that she was complaining of headaches.

The officers concluded that Palmer was in a medical emergency, and called an ambulance.

Palmer called the police on February 19 to update them about her medical situation. She stated that a brain tumor was discovered by medical staff during hospital treatment.



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Tamara Palmer was stopped in December for suspected drunk driving. She was taken to the hospital by officers after an evaluation of her condition. (Mount Pleasant Police Department).




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Palmer explained that Palmer underwent an eight-hour procedure immediately and is now well.

She stated that she believed the officers who pulled her over in December saved their lives.

The police department posted on Facebook, “Without their quick analysis and the situation, it could have ended differently.”

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