Why Tony’s our hero…
Driver Require Ltd would like to sincerely thank and recognise the actions of their Ocado driver, Tony Menes. On Friday the 8th of May, Tony was involved in a road traffic collision that closed the M25 clockwise at Junction 8 for six hours.
A third-party car had struck the Armco crash barrier that was protecting a bridge support at speed and rolled back into the inside lane and into the side of Tony’s trailer. Tony’s swift actions and awareness of surrounding traffic undoubtedly prevented the initial collision with his vehicle being far worse. After bringing his truck to halt, he triggered his smart drive camera, donned his Hi-Vis, and went to the third party’s aid.
He called the emergency services, extracted the driver from his vehicle and performed vital first aid. The driver was then taken to hospital in a critical but stable condition. Tony then spent five hours at the scene assisting the police with their investigations.
Tony has worked with Driver Require for 4 years and is an excellent, regular, and reliable driver who consistently goes beyond the extra mile. He showed remarkable composure and textbook first aid skills and remained calm throughout the whole situation.
Driver Require are very proud to have you working alongside them, Tony, you displayed all the very best values of a professional driver and your bravery and actions are a true example to all. Thank you, you are a true hero.
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