Hero saves car crash girls

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THIS is the hero who came to the rescue after three teenage girls were involved in a horror smash near Worcester, leaving two in a coma.

Jake Regan, aged 22, leapt from his car, jumped over a barbed wire fence and dashed into a field to come to the aid of Tyler Smith, Sophia Carini Morgan and Rubey Devlin.

He dragged Sophia, 18, from the car just moments before it burst into flames and told the three girls to shelter under a tree while he called an ambulance and the fire service. As the Worcester News revealed yesterday, the car crash left two of the girls in a coma.

Tyler, 19, of Spetchley, near Worcester, went to Worcestershire Royal Hospital but is now out.

Sophia suffered serious head injuries and went to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, as well as Rubey, 19, of Worcester, who had abdominal and pelvic injuries. Both were in comas following the crash. They are now stable and remain in hospital.

Worcester News: Rubey Devlin tweet

The dramatic rescue happened after the women were in a Mini heading along Sherridge Road in Leigh Sinton at around 8pm on Sunday. The car went out of control before hitting a tree.

Mr Regan, a window fitter from Alfrick, near Malvern, said: “I was driving down the road with my mum and I saw out the window a car in the field, and a flame.

“I said to her, ‘There’s some people in that car’, it was all so quick.

“I immediately pulled over so quick, I slammed my hazards on, pulled up the handbrake and ran to this barbed wire fence and jumped over it.

“I went maybe 150 yards and I came to the car and could see three people – they were all conscious but were not in a good way.

“I pulled out Sophia and the other two stumbled out, I then told them all to shelter under a tree while I called the emergency services.

“I didn’t have time to think, something just kicked in and I found myself in the middle of it. I was just glad to help.”

Mr Regan, who was in a Vauxhall Astra heading from Alfrick into Malvern, said a second car then pulled over and a fellow good samaritan came along to help too.

Lauren Spartley, Mr Regan’s partner, said: “I am really, really proud of him.”

Meanwhile, Leandra Smith, Tyler’s mum, said: “They cannot operate on her face due to the swelling and there is some nerve damage.

“She will see the surgeon on Monday and Tuesday and they will take it from there. It is one step at a time.”

The police are appealing for anyone who saw the blue Mini before the incident or witnesses who haven’t come forward to contact them by calling 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 550S 11/11/12 .

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11:45am Wed 14 Nov 12

Hack says...

Well done Jake. I hope you will receive some further recognition of your actions.
Well done Jake. I hope you will receive some further recognition of your actions. Hack
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11:58am Wed 14 Nov 12

Nikrem says...

Nice to see there are still some nice people about.

Hats Off to you Jake, a real hero, Done your Mum & everyone else proud, Top Bloke
Nice to see there are still some nice people about. Hats Off to you Jake, a real hero, Done your Mum & everyone else proud, Top Bloke Nikrem
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1:25pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Gillian1961 says...

Good on you with your help these's young woman's would of gone up in flames with the car you deserve an award
Good on you with your help these's young woman's would of gone up in flames with the car you deserve an award Gillian1961
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3:10pm Wed 14 Nov 12

glen dipple says...

must of been a horrific scene to come across....well done young man, a credit to the youth of today.
must of been a horrific scene to come across....well done young man, a credit to the youth of today. glen dipple
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11:16am Thu 15 Nov 12

MakeUthink says...

Very brave young man. By sheer fortune of being there just after the accident happened, he has probably saved all their lives. He MUST get official recognition for his presence of mind, and cool-headed response to a very dangerous incident. Putting his own safety on the line speaks volumes about his character.
Very brave young man. By sheer fortune of being there just after the accident happened, he has probably saved all their lives. He MUST get official recognition for his presence of mind, and cool-headed response to a very dangerous incident. Putting his own safety on the line speaks volumes about his character. MakeUthink
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1:28pm Thu 15 Nov 12

katiekins says...

Well done nice to hear there are still people that will help.Good man Jake.....
Well done nice to hear there are still people that will help.Good man Jake..... katiekins
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5:14pm Thu 15 Nov 12

fedupski says...

Thank goodness this brave, quick thinking young man kept his head and saved these three young women,three cheers for him and I hope he at least gets the reward he certainly deserves.
Thank goodness this brave, quick thinking young man kept his head and saved these three young women,three cheers for him and I hope he at least gets the reward he certainly deserves. fedupski
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9:40am Fri 16 Nov 12

Respectable says...

Good work fella.... An uplifting story. Wishing all a speedy recovery.
Good work fella.... An uplifting story. Wishing all a speedy recovery. Respectable
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