FOUR heroic police officers who saved a man’s life near Coventry have been given a national award.
The incident happened earlier this year when a recovery operator was crushed against his service truck.
The driver was trying to load a vehicle onto his truck when he was struck by another car during heavy rainfall on May 3.
Cars had been aquaplaning across the A45 due to the weather conditions, and one of them rolled over and the man was trying to recover it.
It occurred as he was attempting to load the car on to his transporter – another car lost control and crashed into him crushing him against his truck.
Officers at the scene immediately realised he was critically injured and called for armed police because of their enhanced medical training and equipment.
PCs Louise Proffitt, Ben Taylor, Jonathan Toon and Daniel Webb-Jones arrived at the scene, and working as a team, managed to stem the serious bleeding from the man’s leg.
He was airlifted to hospital and survived, despite having to have his leg amputated.
The four officers involved have been awarded Royal Humane Society Certificates of Commendation for saving his life and have been hailed as heroes by the Society’s Secretary.