Heroic bin men praised after helping road accident victim

A refuse crew from Veolia have been labelled as heroes after coming to the aid of an injured teenager following a road traffic accident in Norfolk earlier this month (December 6).

The accident happened at Blofield Heath in the morning when Luke Moorhouse, aged 19, was on his way to visit his grandparents. The motorcycle he was riding skidded on the road trapping him by his ankle underneath the bike.

The collection crew, who provide refuse and recycling services for Broadland District council, witnessed the accident and immediately called for emergency services and directed traffic around the accident scene.

Luke’s mum, Angela said: “The refuse guys were fantastic, they took care of Luke, covering him with coats to keep him warm and kept him talking while waiting for medical assistance. I am so pleased they were there and able to help and I cannot thank them enough.”

Luke sustained only minor injuries and was allowed to go home after being treated by paramedics on the scene. The crew have since been nominated for a letter of commendation for their actions.

Veolia’s regional operations manager Lawrence Canfield said: “We are proud to see our crews going that extra mile for the local community and we would all like to wish Luke a speedy recovery in time for Christmas.”

Maxine Perella

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