Students are heroes at road traffic crash

Gary Platts Station Manager, Derbyshire Fire Service congratulates Amjad Latif, and fellow public servixce students bl-r: Acting Principal Trevor Clay, Tim Binns, manager in charge of Public Services, Daniel Fellows, James Cope, and Ricki Larner.
Gary Platts Station Manager, Derbyshire Fire Service congratulates Amjad Latif, and fellow public servixce students bl-r: Acting Principal Trevor Clay, Tim Binns, manager in charge of Public Services, Daniel Fellows, James Cope, and Ricki Larner.

QUICK-THINKING students have been hailed as heroes after taking charge at a road traffic collision.

When a car collided with a student shuttlebus on heading to Tapton on Brimington Road, on May 2, 40 Public Services students kicked into action immediately by calling the emergency services.

Having just finished a first aid course, the students administered care to the driver and 15 people injured in the crash while also taking details from witnesses. There were no fatalities.

Fire Service Station Manager, Gary Platts said: “I couldn’t fault the students’ actions, they acted professionally and sensibly to ensure a successful conclusion of the incident.

“I was really impressed at how they handled the situation.”