Driver Of Car Crushed By Truck Thanks Man Who Kept Her Awake. Minutes after an accident occurred on Tuesday Charlie Gillet, the School governing body, and Clinton Saddler, the Principal from Parsons Hill Primary came to assist.
Minutes after an accident occurred on Tuesday Charlie Gillet, the School governing body, and Clinton Saddler, the Principal from Parsons Hill Primary came to assist. On Wednesday, both Charlie Gillet and Clinton Saddlerwere at a hospital in Port Elizabeth. They were by the side of the person who was injured by the truck, Rochelle Velkers, to see how she was holding up.
The 26-year-old Rochelle Velkers was in tears, according to HeraldLive. Rochelle Velkers says, “Thank you, Charlie, thank you. You are my angel.” Her car was pinned by the truck, thus hurting her severely. Charlie Gillet ran towards the impact as soon as he heard it. He says he was at the school at the time of the accident and the employees were running towards the impact, so he followed them and saw the Rochelle Velkers car.
“Initially I thought it could have been an accident involving some of our kids. When I got there, I jumped down from the wall and climbed underneath the truck. At that stage we all thought there could also be a child inside the vehicle. I saw a hand and a leg sticking out and started chatting with the driver,” says the 71-year-old Charlie Gillet. The man says that he had to keep her awake. “Every time I felt her dozing off, I would squeeze her hand and carry on talking to her. All that was going through my mind was that I must help this woman. I did not think about the truck landing on me or anything,” says Charlie Gillet. He says the fact that she got out with minor injuries “is nothing short of amazing.”
by Alexandra Ramaite