Travis driver to rescue

Published:  20 August, 2009

MID GLAMORGAN: Travis Perkins truck driver Dyfrig Willis, drove his truck into the path of a runaway car before it reached a steep hill and saved a four-year-old occupant from serious injury, said the BBC.

Mr Willis said: "If the car had gone past the truck it would have gone down a huge hill and onto the main road.

The youngster, Mcauly Jones was in the car when it careered down a road through Evanstown in Gilfach Goch.

Mcauly's mother, Amy Morgan said had it not been for Willis her son would have been badly injured or killed.

The 28-year-old Travis Perkins employee was driving up the hill when the incident started. He positioned his truck so that it blocked the path of the car and then joined Ms Morgan in trying to stop the runaway vehicle before it reached the truck.

Although they failed they did slowed it down considerably lessening the force of the impact.

Mcauly was unharmed during the incident last Thursday.

Mr Willis said: "I didn't think much about it. I made sure everybody was ok and exchanged details and went about my normal day. I work for a builders' merchant, every time I turn up to a site, they are all on about it. I'm getting a bit of a ribbing."        

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