Good Samaritan saves driver

Williams Lake RCMP are crediting the quick actions of a local motorist with saving a man in medical distress.

  • Oct. 26, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Williams Lake RCMP are crediting the quick actions of a local motorist with saving a man in medical distress.

According to Staff Sgt. Del Byron, Brady Custaloe was following a vehicle down Mackenzie Avenue at about 12:27 p.m. Saturday when he noticed the northbound truck ahead of him veer onto the sidewalk near the Desniqi Service Society.

“After closer inspection Custaloe could see that the driver of the pick-up truck was hunched over the wheel and was slowing but still travelling at about 10 to 15 km per hour as the vehicle went up and down the curb,” Byron stated in a news release.

“Custaloe quickly parked his car and ran after the truck, jumping into the cab and stopping it from moving any further.

Byron said Custaloe’s actions saved further injury to the driver, his vehicle or anyone else who might have been using the roadway.

“Mr. Custaloe is certainly a Good Samaritan for rescuing this gentleman.”