Truckie hailed a hero after saving unconscious boy from roadside


A truckie has been commended on 3AW Mornings for his efforts in saving a 14-year-old boy who was unconscious on the side of the road after falling off his bike in Melbourne.

 

According to accounts of the event, Callum Price fell off his bike along Blackshaws Road in Altona North on Monday night, after his tennis racket became caught in his bicycle spokes.

A number of people are reported as doing nothing when they saw the boy unconscious, but truckie Simon stopped to help.

The mother of the boy contacted Simon to thank him, and he responded humbly.

"It’s what we all should be doing for each other’s children," he said.

The mother told 3AW host Neil Mitchell that the truck driver put Callum’s bike in his truck and took him to hospital.

"At 6.30 I was getting a call from him (Callum) saying that he’d had an accident on his bicycle and he’d hurt his head.

"There was an incredible truck driver who witnessed it and he was there to get the bike in his truck and got Callum in, and he was on his way to the hospital when Callum came around.

"That’s when he used the truck driver’s phone to give me a call to let me know what had happened," she said."

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