Man rescued in A1(M) bridge drama

A QUICK-THINKING teenager helped to save the life of a man who was standing on the edge of a motorway bridge on Wednesday night.

Police were called to a bridge overlooking the A1(M) on St Albans Road, close to South Mimms service station, after 18-year-old motorist Josh Persaud spotted the man as he drove past.

Mr Persaud, from WGC, said: “I was just driving past when I saw him.

“I asked him if he was all right, he said ‘Yeah, I’m fine’. He obviously wasn’t so I pulled over and phoned the police. They were there in minutes. They were really good.”

Police blocked off the north and southbound carriageways of the A1(M) as they a tried to get the man off the bridge.


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A police spokeswoman said: “We were called at 10.20pm to a bridge going over the A1(M) in South Mimms, following reports of a man standing at the edge .

“The north and southbound carriageways of the A1(M) were closed as police encouraged the man to climb back over the barrier.

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“He eventually did, and the motorway was re-opened at around 11pm.”

The 35-year-old man from Potters Bar was taken to Watford General Hospital.

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