Teenagers help at traffic accident

SCHOOL pupils from Weston directed traffic, helped with first aid and took incident details at the scene of an accident in which an elderly man was hit by a car.

SCHOOL pupils from Weston directed traffic, helped with first aid and took incident details at the scene of an accident in which an elderly man was hit by a car.

The five teenagers from Wyvern Community School and Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College were travelling back from a football tournament with two officers from the south ward policing team when they came across the incident.

Markus Bail, Sam Main, Dan Hood, James Parker and Michael Walsh helped sergeant Gareth Starr and police community support officer (PSCO) Claire Sketchley by cordoning off the road and directing traffic away from the scene.

The boys, aged between 13-16, also assisted with giving first aid to the elderly man and taking incident details from people nearby.


You may also want to watch:


PCSO Sketchley said: "They were professional, sensible and above all assisted in ensuring the safety of everyone in a difficult and unfamiliar environment."

The five, along with their friend Billy Dugmore who had been dropped home before the incident, were the only ones representing Weston in the Bristol football tournament on October 23.

Most Read

Avon and Somerset Constabulary arranged the tournament in partnership with Bristol Rovers and Gloucestershire Football Association to promote a campaign to kick racism out of the sport.

The Weston team won two games, lost one and drew one and the successful day was topped off when they were rewarded with The Fairplay Award for their sportsmanship and positive attitude.

Sgt Starr said: "It was a really good day but I think the boys were more excited about the fact they had helped us at the incident rather than the fact they won an award at the tournament.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus