Charity worker, vanman and member of public praised for assisting police at scene of collision
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A member of the public, British Gas ‘vanman’ and charity worker have been praised for helping police at the scene of a collision in March which left an 80-year-old man “badly shaken”.
Following the crash on the junction of Broad Street and Dartford Road yesterday morning (Wednesday June 10), their quick-thinking actions included assisting at a road closure and using a vehicle to block a junction.
This, say police, allowed officers to “carry out a swift investigation, secure the scene and re-open the road as soon as possible”.
“As a result of the crash, an 80-year-old driver of a vehicle involved (with whom there was no blame apportioned too) was badly shaken so one officer drove him home, made him a cup of tea taking the time to listen and reminisce about years gone by, whilst ensuring his welfare was in hand,” added a police spokesman.
“I then thank Joy from Mencap who stayed with the gentleman allowing officers to resume and respond to calls for service.
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“Thankfully there were no serious injuries to anyone involved.
“This was a real example of members of the community coming together. Thank you.”
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