St Albans motorist drives to the rescue
A DRIVER who rushed to the rescue of a young boy after he fell off his bike and broke his leg has been praised by the ambulance service. Kieran Clayton, 11, from London Colney, fell off his bike in Watling Street in October and sustained a serious fractur
A DRIVER who rushed to the rescue of a young boy after he fell off his bike and broke his leg has been praised by the ambulance service.
Kieran Clayton, 11, from London Colney, fell off his bike in Watling Street in October and sustained a serious fracture to his leg which left him in considerable pain.
His friends from Marlborough School dialled 999 and looked out for the ambulance.
But Brenda Taylor, who was driving by at the time and saw the commotion, pulled over to offer her assistance.
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The St Albans resident said: "When I approached Kieran it was obvious he had broken his leg. I reassured him and kept him warm until the arrival of the paramedics."
Within a few minutes, St Albans-based paramedic crew Karen Webb and Tony Stone arrived at the scene.
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Karen said: "Brenda was doing a terrific job calming and reassuring Kieran and she continued to help Tony and I stabilise him before he was taken in to the ambulance."
Kieran was taken to Watford General Hospital where he underwent surgery and is now making a good recovery, and is back at home and school.
Brenda was recently invited along to St Albans ambulance station to be presented with a certificate of appreciation by the crew for her actions on the day.
A special surprise was also in store for the crew - Kieran and his mother Annie also turned up and passed on their thanks to them both and Brenda.
Duty operations manager Tabatha Saunders, who helped arrange the meet-up, said: "It was a pleasure to meet up with Brenda and Kieran and she thoroughly deserves her award for the help she gave him on the day. Both Karen and Tony commented how well she handled the situation and her help was very much appreciated.