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Duo commended for bravery at serious collision

February 15 2018

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have commended two men for their quick thinking and bravery at a road traffic collision.

“I have no doubt their brave actions saved the woman’s life. These commendations are awarded to thank them both for their incredible bravery and heroic actions.”

Chief Fire Officer Becci Bryant

The men, Adam Sharman, from Stoke-on-Trent, and Edward Howard from Cheadle, attended Cheadle Community Fire Station on Tuesday February 13 where they were both presented with commendation certificates by Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Becci Bryant.

At around 9.50pm on Friday November 3 2017 fire crews from Cheadle and Longton responded to a report of a two vehicle collision in Cheadle Road, Draycott-in-the-Moors.

Before firefighters arrived at the scene, two passing motorists (Adam and Edward) stopped to help and found that the driver of one of the vehicles had suffered serious injuries to both of her lower legs and her car was on fire. They quickly realised the danger the woman was in so they removed her from the car and carried her away from the wreckage, just before the car became engulfed in flames.

The woman was taken to hospital by paramedics and continues to receive hospital treatment for life-changing injuries.

Chief Fire Officer Becci Bryant said: “These two men went out of their way to help someone in a very perilous situation when they could have easily driven by.

“I have no doubt their brave actions saved the woman’s life. These commendations are awarded to thank them both for their incredible bravery and heroic actions.”