The horrifically-injured Jehovah’s Witness being denied a life-saving blood transfusion technically died in hospital, it was revealed last night.
John Edwards, 57, had to be resuscitated by medics when his heart stopped after he was mown down at 60mph by a suspected drunk driver.
But his wife Sheila, who is also a Witness, was last night STILL refusing to allow doctors to give him blood because it is banned by their faith.
The Sun told yesterday how the family is in turmoil, because the couple’s two sons do not share their beliefs.
Sources revealed yesterday that John, of Southall, West London, lost half his blood and may lose his mangled left arm — if he survives at all.
He has internal injuries but surgeons cannot operate because he would need replacement blood.
Sons Jonathan, 36, and Tom, 29, are respecting their mother’s wishes.
They joined her in a heartbreaking vigil at council worker John’s bedside at Ealing Hospital, West London.
Tom told The Sun: “My dad has always made his own decisions. Hopefully he will be able to speak for himself soon.”
Sheila, 61, told medics John signed a form refusing to have a transfusion — but she cannot find it.
A family source said: “It’s torture for Tom and Jonathan to watch their father suffer when blood could save him.”