Dale woman helps accident victim a day after taking first aid training course

A woman from Teesdale has been praised by the community after she rushed to the aid of a 78-year-old man who had fallen from his moped.

The accident occurred on the B6277 road last Thursday (24th February), when well-known artist, author and local historian Stan Walinets fell from his vehicle. One of the first on the scene of the crash was Sue Brown, who coincidentally services on the same village committee as Mr Walinets.

Mrs Brown was able to offer her assistance to the fallen man using her first aid training skills, which she had learned at a course only the previous day. She explained what happened, saying:

“I was in the car with my mother and I was talking about the first aid course, and how I should get a first aid kit for the car
I then realised something had happened in the road. It has really brought it home to me how important it is to have first aid training and the difference it could make to someone.”


Mr Walinets is now recovering in hospital, after suffering cuts and broken ankles. Thanks to the assistance of Mrs Brown and other members of the community, his injuries weren’t more serious.