Mr. Dee Patel, 48, a delivery van driver was named the recipient of this year’s ‘Pride of Britain Award’ for risking his life to prevent a road accident, which could have resulted into multi-vehicle collisions and multiple fatalities.
Patel who works for Camberly town-based ventilation specialists Zehnder Group, UK, was on a routine job in May, when he spotted a car driven by a young woman ahead of him losing control on the M25 motorway. He immediately sprang into action hitting the car with his driver’s side, forcing the lady driver into the central reservation mode, and pushing the car against the crash barrier, finally slowing to a complete stop.
“As she came back across she ended up right infront of me. I instantly saw what I to do – I had to slow her down”, Patel was quoted as saying.
The Pride of Britain Awards is an annual award ceremony, founded in 1999, celebrating the achievements of the unsung heroes in the United Kingdom. Patel will receive the ‘Pride of Britain Award’ in a star-studded ceremony at Grosvenor House in Park Lane, London.