08 Sep Brave Volunteer Police Cadet helps pedestrians in road collision
A cadet from Colchester demonstrated what it means to be a police cadet whilst calmly handling a stressful situation during a road traffic collision.
Cadet Jasmine Draper was at her dad’s house in Ipswich when a motorcyclist who had been suspected of drink driving was in collision with two pedestrians causing him to fall off of his motorbike and skid across the pavement.
The motorcyclist then got up and became aggressive. He collected his bike and attempted to drive off but fell off and hit his head. He proceeded to stagger off and then made off from the scene.
Jasmine, upon hearing the initial commotion asked her dad to call the incident in to Suffolk Police whilst she attended to the two victims.
She waited with the pedestrians to reassure and calm them down until the ambulance arrived. One pedestrain had back injuries and was in a significant amount of pain but Jasmine continued to reassure them that the ambulance would be there soon.
Ben Pedro Anido, Cadet Leader with Colchester Volunteer Police Cadets said: “Jasmine has only recently passed out as a cadet with the Colchester VPC unit. During this incident she demonstrated what it means to be a police cadet, handling a very stressful situation with calmness and level headedness and with a thoughtless devotion towards the public and those in need.
“Jasmine has made significant progress since being with us and is a superb example of how a young person can be developed by the cadet program. She was recently awarded the ‘Genuinely Awesome’ award at the Essex Police Volunteer Police Cadets Summer Camp.”