Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

'Superman' Nurse to Rescue - Twice

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

'Superman' Nurse to Rescue - Twice

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Byline: Lisa Hutchinson Reporter

IT was all in a day's work for hero nurse David Hamilton who swung into action as two separate road trac accidents unfolded in front of him within hours of each other.

e 55-year-old was quick to respond while on his way to work after a cyclist was knocked o his bike on a busy main route.

And then at the end of his shift, he leapt into action again as two cars crashed outside his work-work place and were ready to burst into ames.

inking of others, the dad-of-three rushed to the casualties' assistance and gave rst aid and reassurance before the emergency services arrived. But caring David has played down his hero status - even though the North East Ambulance Service has dubbed him "Superman" for his uncanny knack of being on the scene just in time to help out.

"I just did what came naturally," said David, of Haltwhistle, Northumberland.

"I don't know if I was in the wrong place at the wrong time or the right place at the right time."

e rst accident happened during the morning rush hour just after 7am on Tuesday at Two Ball Lonnen near the Cowgate Roundabout in Newcastle. castle.

David was driving back from the Royal Victoria Inrmary after dropping his wife Gillian o at work before going to Park House Care Home in Fawdon, Newcastle, where he is a sta nurse.

Grandad David said: "I put my car at an angle to protect the patient and other people from the traf-traf c and gave ABC - check-- checking for airways, breathing and circulation.

"I gave rst aid and comforted the patient. He had damaged his hip and shoulder and had pain in his back. I did what came natural and the adrenalin kicked in."

e second incident happened hours later when he heard an almighty bang as his shift was about to nish at around 5pm and two cars had collided outside. Quick as a ash David was ready to help again.

"e second happened around tea-time when I heard a huge bang," he said. "My son, Robert, who also works at the home as a home care assistant, said an accident had happened outside. …

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