Edgware schoolgirl awarded for phoning ambulance after crash in Borehamwood

Schoolgirl awarded for phoning ambulance after crash

Schoolgirl awarded for phoning ambulance after crash

First published in News Times Series: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A quick-thinking schoolgirl who called an ambulance after seeing a collision outside her home has been awarded.

Leah Samuel, who goes to Woodfield Primary School, in Goldbeaters Grove, Edgware, watched as a cyclist was injured in the incident last year.

The seven-year-old, who lives in Borehamwood, phoned the ambulance service and gave them brief details of what she had seen.

She then passed the phone onto her mother, Carly, who was upstairs at the time.

Leah was given the certificate by the Bushey and Radlett Neighbourhood Team at her school last Friday.

The 25-year-old cyclist suffered a broken ankle and bruising during the incident.

Sergeant Buckley said: “Leah’s actions helped the cyclist, who was in a lot of pain, get help quickly. “Despite being only seven, Leah displayed public-spirited actions and I felt very proud presenting her certificate and sharing her story with her class mates. ”

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