A contractor from our Scottish Gas Fuel Poverty team leapt into action when he witnessed a car skidding off an icy road into a river. Eneas McCready was travelling from Ayrshire to Glasgow earlier this month to carry out an inspection at a customer's home when the drama began. Snowy weather was making the road conditions treacherous. At about 17.15pm, Eneas saw a car travelling in the opposite direction lose control and skid into the river at the side of the road.
Eneas and another driver immediately ran to help. The father managed to get out of the car and pulled his two children, aged nine and three, from the vehicle. Eneas took the children from their father and quickly put them in his van to keep them safe and warm.
“The mother was stuck in the car and could not get out, which terrified the children who were watching and made them extremely upset,” said Eneas. “The father got back into the freezing water and, after several minutes, managed to get the mother onto the roof of the car, from where I and the other driver helped her to the bank and safety.”
After making sure the family was safe and waiting for the police and ambulance to arrive, Eneas then continued on his journey to Newton Mearns. He had an inspection visit booked and despite the dramatic events of the afternoon he did not want to let the customer down. He made sure he visited the customer as planned and completed his inspection.
British Gas attended a careers event at The Venue in Slough. We had a great time, it was an excellent networking opportunity, and we found that a lot of the students walked away from our stand saying “That was fun!” after attempting our electrical test. The venue and event itself were fantastic and very well organised. Our stand was very popular, and that was definitely because pupils were able to have a go at using Electrical testing kits and assembling a wiring box. The students were really interested in speaking to all the exhibitors, and it was a great day. Thanks to the organisers, and to everyone who attended.
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