Members of the public first on the scene to help Welwyn Garden City hit-and-run victim

PUBLISHED: 11:49 02 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:29 02 February 2017

Tewin Road.

Tewin Road.

Danny Loo Photography 2017

Concerned members of the public did their best to help a seriously injured hit-and-run victim and divert traffic in Welwyn Garden City last night.

The Tewin Road junction with Mundells.The Tewin Road junction with Mundells.

About five members of the public stopped to help at the scene of a hit and run in Welwyn Garden City last night.

It is understood that among them was a retired paramedic.

They sat with the victim, a man in his forties, and others diverted traffic.

Among those to help was Ryan Turner who had just left work at Shire Park and was cycling home.

He believes he arrived on the scene just a matter of minutes after the man was run over.

He said: “I came across the incident just at the top end of Tewin Road.

“There were already a few members of the public attending to him so I gave my coat to help keep him warm.

“I think there were two to three sitting around the man attending to him.

“The emergency services turned up within a couple of minutes, and so after that I walked down the road a little to try and warn any traffic to slow down and turn around.

“First class job by the members of the public who stopped to help and the emergency services.”

An ambulance service spokesman said: “We received a call yesterday at 7.57pm to reports of a road traffic collision at the junction of Tewin Road and Mundells.

“An ambulance crew and medical response car from the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust were sent to assist.

“At the scene a pedestrian was treated for a serious head injury and leg injury before being sedated and taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for further care in a serious condition.”

Police are appealing for witnesses. If you can help, call 101.

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