'True gent' lorry driver gets pregnant woman to hospital in Essex

From BBC - January 8, 2018

A new mother has thanked a lorry driver who carried her car over a flooded causeway while she was in labour.

Kelly Brinkman was in labour and waiting for 3ft 6ins deep (1.2m) sea water to recede on The Strood Causeway from Mersea Island, Essex.

Justin Tacey, 45, offered to put her car on his lorry and drive across.

Mr Tacey inched through the rising tide to get her on the road to hospital, where her breeched baby girl was delivered by Caesarean section.

Ms Brinkman and partner Paolo Pereira had driven to different places to get off the island last Thursday but were prevented by the high tide.

'Looking panicky'

Ms Brinkman said: "I am just so grateful to Justin. He probably saved the baby's life because she was in a breech position and well on her way. The only way to save her was a Caesarean section.


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