Mobile security officer Chris Bailey has been commended by his bosses at Securi-Guard for rescuing a driver trapped in his car following a road accident in Cornwall.
Chris,35, managed to force the car door open after going to the motorist’s aid and then sat with him until emergency services reached the scene in Fowey.
He had been travelling in the opposite direction when he heard the sound of the two car collision and immediately turned back to investigate.
With smoke coming from the car’s engine, Chris realised he would have to release the driver swiftly in case the vehicle caught fire and thankfully the motorist wasn’t seriously hurt.
Scott Boyd, Managing Director – Securi-Guard Fire and Security, was full of praise for Chris’s actions.
“Fortunately the car didn’t catch fire, but Chris clearly wasn’t to know that and thought nothing of his own safety in going to the driver’s aid,” said Scott.
“We are very proud of him and it is good example of how dedicated our security officers are to protecting people and property.”
Chris, who only joined Securi-Guard in March this year, was hailed a hero for his actions in a post on social media site Facebook.
But a modest Chris was quick to play down his role in the incident.
“I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. I am sure there are many other people who would have done the same thing in that kind of situation,” he said.