A 23-year-old member of the public and two police officers who helped to save the life of cyclist who had been seriously injured in a road traffic collision have been given an award in recognition of their actions.
Liam Ward, PC Ben Frere and PC Pete Tennyson were presented with a Royal Humane Society Award for life saving after administering first aid to a 42-year-old cyclist who had been hit by a car.
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The incident happened in August 2016. Ward was driving past the scene of the collision on the A18 in North Lincolnshire, when he stopped to assist. Upon realising the extent of the cyclist’s injury, he put a tourniquet around the affected limb to prevent blood loss.
“I was driving home and saw a car pulled over on the other side of the road with a bike on top of it, so I pulled over to check they had phone signal,” Ward told the Scunthorpe Telegraph.
“I had no intention of administering first aid when I went over – I am not first aid trained.”
According to police, the trauma doctor at Hull Royal Infirmary said that had it not been for their quick-thinking, the cyclist would have lost his life due to blood loss.
The cyclist recommended Ward for the award, and has stayed in touch with him.
The car driver involved in the incident – Daniel Waring, 22 – was banned from driving for six months and fined after admitting to driving without due care and attention.