Heroes among us. Pictured left to right are Sooke volunteer firefighter Tom Warran

Heroes among us

Good Samaritans awarded for life-saving rescue on Sooke Road

  • Jun. 26, 2013 9:00 a.m.

On November 22, 2012, two men risked their lives to save others in a serious head on collision on Sooke Road. Off duty Sooke volunteer firefighter Tom Warran and resident Brian Ruddick were on their way home from work when they came upon the accident cene. Both drivers were trapped in their vehicles and both vehicles had caught fire. Warran extinquished the fire and both men provided aid until the arrival of emergency rescue personnel.

 

Sooke Fire Chief Steve Sorensen said this was one of the most difficult extrications the department had ever attended. Affter many months of surgery and rehabilitation, the trapped driver, Graeme Harder, took part in presenting the Good Samaritans with awards.

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