'I'm very proud of him' - 'hero' released from hospital after Watling Street crash

Borehamwood Times: John Moore, 33, pulled a motorcyclist and driver away from their burning vehicles after a crash that occurred at around 6.50pm on Tuesday evening. Picture: JThornton69 John Moore, 33, pulled a motorcyclist and driver away from their burning vehicles after a crash that occurred at around 6.50pm on Tuesday evening. Picture: JThornton69

The ‘hero’ of a fatal crash in Watling Street on Tuesday evening has now been released from hospital.

Watford resident John Moore, 33, pulled a motorcyclist and driver away from their burning vehicles after a crash that occurred at around 6.50pm on Tuesday evening.

The 33-year-old man was taken to hospital in a stable condition, but has now been released.

His partner, Theresa Cosgrove, also assisted at the scene by holding the hand of the motorcyclist as they waited for the emergency services.

Mr Moore’s mother contacted The Borehamwood Times as she was ‘very proud’ of her son.

She added: “He has a heart of gold and is always helping people. I got the shock of my life when I saw him in hospital yesterday.

“The whole family are so proud of him.”

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1:24pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Reader (R) says...

Jonny that was one heck of a brave thing to do. Look forward to buying you a pint when we next meet. (probably at tabs) With Darren and Tom.
Jonny that was one heck of a brave thing to do. Look forward to buying you a pint when we next meet. (probably at tabs) With Darren and Tom. Reader (R)
  • Score: 10

2:54am Sun 15 Jun 14

Jrobmor says...

I would like to thank everyone for there support & kind words, me and Theresa were both shaken up by the incident that occurred, but are doing well, my burn are superficial and shouldn't leave a scar... We needed some time to process what had happened and come to turns with it, but I feel that I should inform everyone that I didn't pull the victims of this accident from the car alone, Theresa was by my side the whole time helping me, even when we had both helped get the driver out of her car and I had shouted for them to get as far away as possible she ignored me, against my words to get clear Theresa stayed by my side and helped me pull the motorcyclist clear, she then checked for a pulse, held his hand and comforted him until more people arrived on the seine & I dragged her away against her will.
If the word hero can only be given to one of us it's Theresa that deserves it!
I would like to thank everyone for there support & kind words, me and Theresa were both shaken up by the incident that occurred, but are doing well, my burn are superficial and shouldn't leave a scar... We needed some time to process what had happened and come to turns with it, but I feel that I should inform everyone that I didn't pull the victims of this accident from the car alone, Theresa was by my side the whole time helping me, even when we had both helped get the driver out of her car and I had shouted for them to get as far away as possible she ignored me, against my words to get clear Theresa stayed by my side and helped me pull the motorcyclist clear, she then checked for a pulse, held his hand and comforted him until more people arrived on the seine & I dragged her away against her will. If the word hero can only be given to one of us it's Theresa that deserves it! Jrobmor
  • Score: 16

9:37am Mon 16 Jun 14

ANt Gee says...

John, you and Theresa are both amazing. I hope you arent too affected by what you saw and what happened to you and I hope every day that you remember that you did an amazing thing.
John, you and Theresa are both amazing. I hope you arent too affected by what you saw and what happened to you and I hope every day that you remember that you did an amazing thing. ANt Gee
  • Score: 8

11:09pm Tue 17 Jun 14

maddison1987 says...

Hi John I don't know if you will get this and couldn't find a way to send it to you directly but myself and a lot of people loved Joe a lot and were keen to be able to have a chat or send you a message. You sound like an absolute hero so if you get this please message me at maddison.1987@hotmai
l.co.UK cheers mate
Hi John I don't know if you will get this and couldn't find a way to send it to you directly but myself and a lot of people loved Joe a lot and were keen to be able to have a chat or send you a message. You sound like an absolute hero so if you get this please message me at maddison.1987@hotmai l.co.UK cheers mate maddison1987
  • Score: 3

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