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Well done Tiel Portlock

Discussion in 'Personal' started by EmanuelShadrack, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    I only came across this story today. I thought it worthy of sharing:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-45561937

    The part that struck me was the actions of Mr Portlock:

    A member of the public who saw the bus speeding towards the supermarket and told pedestrians to get out of the way has been commended for bravery by the police.

    "I am certain that his bravery on the day saved many other lives," Sgt Alan Wood said of 35-year-old Tiel Portlock, who can be seen waving his arms urging people to move in CCTV footage of the crash.


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-45581599

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/double-decker-bus-crash-hero-6579580

    Stories such as these bring tears to my eyes.
     
    lanokia likes this.
  2. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Coventry is the nearest city to where I live so this story is quite familiar from local BBC news. Tiel is a remarkable person in that he didn't freeze but thought of others. Well done that man. :)
     
    EmanuelShadrack likes this.
  3. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    Well done to Mr Portlock and my sympathies to the victims and their families.

    I feel very sorry for the driver in all of this. The report suggests that he was not in a fit state to be driving a bus and that the bus company were aware of that. They should have acted a lot sooner.
     
  4. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    He was in his late seventies and had worked over seventy hours in the week.
     
  5. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    He had retired 12 years before but kept going back as a relief driver. There had been a shed load of complaints about his driving but the company did nothing. That was why the fine was so high because the public had been in danger for so long.
     

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