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'Hero' lorry driver helps stranded woman get to hospital to give birth

Justin Tacey put Kelly Brinkman’s car on his lorry after high tide water submerged crossing at Mersea Island, Essex A new mother has thanked a “hero” driver who loaded her car onto his lorry so she could escape high tide on a flooded causeway in time to give birth.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, when lorry driver Justin Tacey spotted her worried partner. Continue reading......

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Published By: theguardian.com - Tuesday, 9 January