Member of the public commended after saving woman’s life following M1 crash

    Thames Valley Police’s chief constable has awarded a member of the public after he saved a woman’s life by carrying out CPR following a road traffic collision on the M1 near Milton Keynes.

    Chief Constable Jason Hogg recently presented Chris Geraghty with the commendation for his actions at a ceremony at our training centre in Sulhamstead.

    Chris said: “I was grateful to be able to provide assistance at a critical moment. I am honoured to receive this commendation and my thoughts are with the lady I helped and her family.”

    At around 6.30pm on 10 August 2022, a car collided with a lorry on the M1. Chris stopped and found the rear seat passenger of the car unresponsive and without a pulse.

    He removed the woman from the car and started CPR and was assisted by an off-duty police officer.

    The ambulance arrived and they took over from Chris and were able to stabilise the woman’s condition.

    Because of Chris’s quick thinking and calm professional approach to a life-threatening situation, he without doubt saved the life of the victim.

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