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Royal Humane Society Award for hero lorry driver Darren Peace


By Mercury reporter


Lorry driver Darren Peace, who is based at Baston Asphalt plant, was recently awarded the Royal Humane Society Award for Resuscitation.

Darren received his award recently from the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire at a ceremony in Lincoln which was also attended by the Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police.

Darren Peace received his award from the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire at a ceremony which was also attended by the Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police
Darren Peace received his award from the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire at a ceremony which was also attended by the Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police

He received the award for administering CPR to a van driver who suffered a heart attack while at the wheel of his vehicle last year.

Darren and another two members of the public attended the driver until emergency services arrived at the scene.

Darren said that while travelling on the outskirts of Bourne he saw a van veer off the road and into a hedgerow.

By chance he had completed a first aid refresher course two weeks previously so he immediately knew what to do.

He found the driver slumped across the passenger seat and with help of another two members of the public they got the driver out of the van and Darren got to work.

The man was rushed to hospital and has since made a full recovery.



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