Award for haulier who saved unconscious driver

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July 7 2017, 12:01am, The Times

Russell Dagless used his lorry to bring the white van to a halt against the barrier in the central reservation. A first-aider, who happened to be travelling in the white car behind, ran over to helpPress Association

Dashcam footage has captured the moment that a lorry driver used his vehicle to trap a van against a central reservation before giving the unconscious driver first aid.

Russell Dagless, 53, was driving along the A47 near Dereham, Norfolk, when he saw the motorist slumped over the wheel after suffering a bleed to the brain (writes Nadeem Badshah). Footage from another lorry shows Mr Dagless positioning his trailer in front of the van as it veers along the safety barrier. An off-duty paramedic then got out of a car to help save the man’s life.

It is understood he has recovered. Mr Dagless has been awarded a Testimonial on Vellum from the Royal Humane Society for his actions in January. Double killer gets life sentence

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