Lincolnshire bin men rescue woman from car on its roof after crash

Two bin men have been praised after stopping to help a young woman out of her car after an accident.

West Lindsey District Council employees Martin Wilkinson and Dave Bassett were travelling from Willingham by Stow to Sturton by Stow at around 8.30am on September 1 when they came across a car on its roof and in the ditch.

Dave and Martin pulled over to help get the driver out of the vehicle and put her in the recovery position.

Dave said: “The driver was a young lady and there were no obvious injuries to treat. The lady was shaken up and very emotional, but we helped to calm her down.

“We both helped with traffic operations until the police arrived at the scene, at this point the police took control so we could return to our duties.

“We’ve not come across this kind of thing before but we didn’t hesitate to stop, we’re glad the young lady was ok.”

West Lindsey District Councillor Owen Bierley said: “Their actions no doubt calmed the potentially serious situation down and this reflects on all council staff very well.

“We all hope this kind of thing never happens, but when it does that people are there to help. Well done to both Dave and Martin for their fast thinking.”

Ady Selby, Team Manager Operations at West Lindsey District Council, added: “As our crews are frequently out across the district earlier than most, there are occasions where situations will occur when going above the line of duty is called for.

“I’m proud to hear of my staff acting in such an admirable and helpful way. We wish the young lady the very best and a swift recovery.”