Worthing bin men praised for helping girl who collapsed while on their rounds

A trio of Worthing bin men have been praised for helping a young girl who collapsed while they were out on their rounds earlier this week.

Friday, 18th January 2019, 4:16 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 5:53 pm
Michael Theedom, Gareth Evans and Gavin Riley. Picture: Worthing Borough Council

According to Worthing Borough Council, Michael Theedom, Gareth Evans and Gavin Riley were waiting in their vehicle at the Warren roundabout near Durrington Cemetery when a pedestrian collapsed while crossing the road.

The crew got out immediately and gave assistance to the young girl, comforting her and alerting a police officer in a nearby car to come and help, the spokesman said.

An ambulance was called and the individual was taken to hospital.

Michael Theedom, Gareth Evans and Gavin Riley. Picture: Worthing Borough Council

Tony Patching, the Councils' Waste and Cleansing Operations Manager, said: "I want to say a big well done to our crew for acting so quickly, especially considering how busy that road is."