Cressing heroes praised for A120 rescue effort

Cressing heroes praised for A120 rescue effort

Cressing heroes praised for A120 rescue effort

First published in News

Three have-a-go heroes have been praised for their bravery after rescuing a driver whose lorry had ploughed into a central reservation.

Cressing-based scaffolders Wayne Johnson, John ‘JJ’ Jonathan and labourer Ollie Hayden swung into action after they witnessed the A120 crash, on February 3, between Dunmow and Stansted, involving a lorry carrying straw.

Former Notley High School pupil Ollie, 20, of Braintree, made sure no one got too close to the accident while his ex-army colleagues smashed the cab windscreen to freed the driver.

Stella Curry, who is a partner in Cressing-based Scaffold Solutions (Essex) Ltd, said: “I would like my operatives to be commended for their bravery in this situation which could have easily ended up with a fatality if it wasn't for their quick thinking.”

A spokesman for Tillingham-based Skeggs Straw Ltd and Skeggs Plant said: “Our driver was on route to carry out a regular delivery of straw.

“This incident occurred as a result of a tyre blow-out causing the vehicle to elevate and tip the load and cab."

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11:21am Sat 15 Feb 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Commendable and heroic action by three good guys; but why has the journalist used the description 'Have a go heroes'?

It doesn't seem to fit the normal understanding of the term, vis:

>>An ordinary member of the public who intervenes, often at personal risk, to stop a troublemaker, hooligan or ne'er-do-well in the act of committing a crime.
Commendable and heroic action by three good guys; but why has the journalist used the description 'Have a go heroes'? It doesn't seem to fit the normal understanding of the term, vis: >>An ordinary member of the public who intervenes, often at personal risk, to stop a troublemaker, hooligan or ne'er-do-well in the act of committing a crime. OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 5

4:49pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Dave2M says...

Here he is again! His mate Bhudeeka will be on next.
Here he is again! His mate Bhudeeka will be on next. Dave2M
  • Score: -2

10:46pm Sun 16 Feb 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

That was very cruel Dave2m. I believed you.

I've been sat here watching and waiting for over 30 hours and there hasn't been a sign of her.

I reckon some other swine must have given her a bigger and sloppier Valentines Card than the one I sent.

Wasn't you by any chance was it?
That was very cruel Dave2m. I believed you. I've been sat here watching and waiting for over 30 hours and there hasn't been a sign of her. I reckon some other swine must have given her a bigger and sloppier Valentines Card than the one I sent. Wasn't you by any chance was it? OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 3

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