The mother-of-two, 30, became a hero for saving the life of the motorbike rider, 17, by providing emergency first aid before paramedics arrived at the scene of the horrific crash.
Delivery driver Tiff Smith rendered aid after the crash on Raynham High Street, managing to open the injured teenager’s airway and perform compressions.
A mother-of-two became a hero for the day after paramedics saved a motorbike rider’s life by providing emergency first aid before arriving at the scene of a horrific crash.
Delivery driver and first aider Tiff Smith, 30, was taking orders at a Chinese restaurant in Raynham High Street, Kent, on Tuesday night when a motorbike collided with a nearby car, seriously injuring a 17-year-old.
He rushed to the scene and managed to open the injured teenager’s airway and perform compressions, before paramedics arrived and he was taken to a London hospital.
Tiff described how she was walking away from the restaurant when she heard about the accident.
He told Kent Online: ‘I just ran out of my car and was the first one to him.
Delivery driver and first aider Tiff Smith (pictured), 30, was taking an order at a Chinese restaurant in Rainham High Street, Kent, on Tuesday night when a motorbike collided with a nearby car, seriously injuring a 17-year-old.
‘I literally saw him run over the car. He bounced off the road on the other side and his helmet came off after the impact.
‘The driver immediately got out of the car. He had his head in his hands.
‘ He glared. He writhes everywhere. His leg was twisted and his wrist was broken. Her pelvis was twisted.’
Tiff, from Chatham, was able to put her years of first aid training as a cadet to good use.
Tiff rushed to the scene and managed to open the injured teenager’s airway and perform compressions, before paramedics arrived and he was taken to a London hospital.
Tiff Smith posted on Facebook how the incident inspired her to set up a petition for first aid training to be added to the school curriculum.
On Facebook he wrote: ‘A night I will never forget
‘So thankful for my St John’s Ambulance training.. I was embarrassed to go to cadets when I was a teenager but now I’m going to do what I can to make sure more young people know basic first aid. I’m not embarrassed, I’m proud.’
Tiff says he doesn’t think the motorbike rider would be here today if it wasn’t for his training.
He said he was going to create a petition to add first aid training to the school curriculum.
He continued: ‘I don’t understand why it isn’t already. Literally life saving knowledge and so many don’t know.
‘Imagine you are walking down the street and someone gets knocked down or you see a biker hit by a car.. what are you going to do, if you don’t even know the basics. It’s a scary world and after last night’s trauma I need to try and make a change!!
‘It saved a 17 year old’s life last night.. a dad too! I’m still in shock but I’m so relieved to hear this morning, he will survive.. because of my first steps before the doctors arrived.’
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