Diss teenager helps in aftermath of A140 accident

Morgan Mcglynn,16, was one of the first people on the scene of a crash on the A140 near Diss. He hel

Morgan Mcglynn,16, was one of the first people on the scene of a crash on the A140 near Diss. He helped people out their cars and stopped the traffic, before the emergency services arrived.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A teenager has told how he came to the aid of drivers and passengers who were involved in a crash on the A140.

Morgan Mcglynn, who lives on Prince William Way in Diss, had been travelling with his dad, Sean Mcglynn, to Kent when they came across the accident near the Stuston junction, near Diss, on Friday at 4pm.

The 16-year-old said: 'We were a couple of cars behind a paramedic, who was on call, and he pulled into the middle of the road and he put his lights on.

'The accident had just happened as there was smoke and a wheel was spinning on one of the cars. I told my dad to pull over and ran out.'

The accident involved two cars - one of which was on its roof.

Five ambulances were sent to the scene and four people were taken to hospital. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries.

The Diss High School pupil said he made sure people were not hurt before he helped to direct traffic while waiting for the police to arrive.

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'I was just making sure everyone was okay,' he said. 'My dad, who is first aid trained, and the paramedic checked people over.

'I managed to get the cars to turn back and was helping the HGVs turn around. I was telling people what happened.'

Morgan said he did think about what he was doing but 'just got on with it'.

He said: 'I am just someone who likes to help. My dad was pleased and proud of me.'

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