- Six DAF Apprentices in late evening roadside rescue
- Local Bristol woman (seven months pregnant) stranded with ‘flat tyre’
- “They were wonderful,” Natalie Jones
Six DAF Apprentices have been hailed as heroes after coming to the rescue of a pregnant Bristol woman after she suffered a late-night flat-tyre on the city’s Cribbs Causeway. After several adults either refused or were unable to help 25-year-old Natalie Jones, it was the six youngsters from the DAF Dealer network, studying locally at City of Bristol College, who stepped forward to lend assistance and fit a replacement wheel and tyre.
“I was with three friends and had just returned to the car after a night out at the cinema on Cribbs Causeway,” said Natalie, “It was cold, dark and windy and, with no passers-by apparently able to help, the situation was becoming quite distressing.
“The five young men and young woman who approached us couldn’t have been more polite. They offered to help, changed the wheel and we were on our way in no time. They were wonderful,” she said, “they were my heroes that night. They told us that they were with DAF and studying at the local college, so the next day I wasted no time in making contact to ask they pass-on my heartfelt thanks,” she said.
“We were thrilled after reading Natalie’s note from City of Bristol College,” said Tony Shepherd, Business Services Manager at DAF Trucks, “we’re proud of all our DAF Apprentices, but this just demonstrates their commitment to customer service. Their actions demonstrate an upstanding nature that will serve them well in what we expect to be long and rewarding careers with DAF Trucks.”
DAF Trucks would like to put on record its gratitude to:
Liam Cooper Ford & Slater (Leicester)
Ben Haigh Pelican DAF (Castleford)
Megan Holgate Adams Morey (Southampton)
Ashley O’Toole Taunton DAF
James Cooper-Attwell Channel Commercials (Ashford)
Sonny Meijer Ford & Slater (Kings Lynn)