Highways Heroes Award winners recognised in local media
Four operatives who were recognised at the Highways Heroes Awards in December have now seen their story shared in the local media in their region.
Gary Toon, Eddie Smittie, Darran Saunders and Martin MacCullaugh won personal impact medals at this years Highways Heroes awards and have now been recognised in the local York media, "The Press".
The four individuals were recognised with a personal impact medal at the awards following a selfless intervention which prevented a member of the public in distress.
On the 8th June 2022 the team were carrying out footway works in Scarborough when a member of the public lost their footing and fell heavily.
Recognising that the woman was in severe pain and bleeding heavily, the team acted without a thought in rushing to her aid, keeping her warm with their own PPE and trying to keep her comfortable despite injuries to her leg.
After approximately 30 minutes the woman fell unconscious and the teams swift actions in calling 999 and their triage care prevented further harm and possible risk to life.
North Yorkshire County Council’s executive member for highways and transportation, Cllr Keane Duncan, said: “We are incredibly proud of the four men who went out of their way to help a stranger in need.
Their quick actions and due diligence in helping an injured pedestrian demonstrates their eagerness in going above and beyond their duties in order to help others.”
Meanwhile, managing director of NY Highways, Jamie Crumlish, said: “I’d like to say a huge congratulations to our dedicated highways workers on receiving this award."