Police firearms officers given awards after saving the life of recovery driver crushed against his truck in Coventry - The Coventry Observer

Police firearms officers given awards after saving the life of recovery driver crushed against his truck in Coventry

Coventry Editorial 21st Mar, 2022   0

FOUR firearms officers from West Midlands Police have received Royal Humane Society certificates for saving a man’s life during an incident in Coventry.

They were called to a crash on the A45 just before 6.45pm on May 3 last year.

As a recovery worker was loading the damaged cars onto his truck, another car crashed into the trailer, crushing the man against his truck.

He suffered catastrophic leg injuries and the officers at the scene administered first aid whilst radioing through for help from firearms teams who have advanced medical skills and equipment.




PCs Louise Proffitt Ben Taylor, Daniel Webb-Jones and Jonathan Toon arrived within three minutes and got to work.

Sadly, the man lost his leg but doctors said that his life was saved by the quartet.


All four were presented with their awards by Chief Constable Sir David Thompson at an awards ceremony last week.

The Royal Humane Society is a charity which awards acts of bravery in the saving of human life and also for the restoration of life by resuscitation. The society’s president is Princess Alexandra.

The resuscitation certificates are awarded to people who have undertaken a successful resuscitation of a person – who at one stage was seemingly dead – through mouth-to-mouth resuscitation or heart-and-lung massage.

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