Borehamwood girl, 7, who phoned an ambulance after hearing a collision, has been rewarded

Leah Samuel, 7.

Leah Samuel, 7.

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A seven-year-old girl has been honoured for her quick-thinking when she called an ambulance after hearing a collision outside her home.

Leah Samuel of Elstree Way in Borehamwood, has been presented with a Good Citizen Award.
The girl, who attends Woodfield Primary School in Burnt Oak, Edgware, was given the certificate by Bushey and Radlett neighbourhood sergeant Noel Buckley.

She called an ambulance when a 25-year-old cyclist suffered a broken ankle and bruising after a collision with a car in November, 2013.

After getting through to the ambulance service, she gave brief details of what she had seen before passing the phone to her mother, Carly.

Sergeant Buckley said: “Leah’s actions helped the cyclist, who was in a lot of pain, get help quickly.  Despite being only seven years old, Leah displayed public-spirited actions and I felt very proud presenting her certificate and sharing her story with her class mates. ”


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