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Daniel (16) is a hero to his family and Spalding Grammar School




Daniel Mountain back at the spot where the accident happened. (091018-14)
Daniel Mountain back at the spot where the accident happened. (091018-14)

A teenage hero pushed a fellow schoolboy out of the way of a car that shot across a road and demolished a stretch of the boundary wall at Moulton Church.

Quick-thinking Daniel Mountain (16), a student at Spalding Grammar School, had just been dropped off at a bus stop by his mum, Michelle, who remained nearby in her car with daughter Jessica (11).

Police say there was a two-vehicle collision on High Street just after 8am on Friday, and a car involved ended up colliding with a wall.

Michelle saw the aftermath following the impact as the car “came careering across the road” and headed for a younger lad.

One of the cars involved in the accident ploughed into a wall at Moulton church. (4716032)
One of the cars involved in the accident ploughed into a wall at Moulton church. (4716032)

She said: “Daniel pushed a younger student out of the way and leapt out of the way himself, and the car ploughed into the wall. Unfortunately the church wall is really damaged.

“It happened in such a split second and I could not get out of the car quick enough.

“It unfolded in front of my eyes."

The relieved mum said:"I could see that neither of them was hurt.”

Police say there were no injuries to the occupants of the vehicles as a result of the two vehicle collision.

Brave Daniel also went to assist the driver.

The impact partially demolished the wall along a 12ft stretch but Daniel’s family - and his school - realise the accident could have been much worse for the Year 8 student Daniel rescued.

“We are just so very proud of him,” said Michelle. “It was incredibly courageous. He acted so instinctively."

Daniel, who had celebrated his 16th birthday only the day before the accident, the Year 8 lad and half a dozen other youngsters calmly got on the bus and went to school as normal.

A little later, the school allowed Daniel, the Year 8 lad and another boy who was at the scene to go home.

Michelle said the school had been "very supportive",and the boys were allowed home as they appeared to be suffering from symptoms of shock as a result of what they witnessed.

Alison Wild, director of resources at Spalding Grammar School, said: "We are incredibly proud of Daniel. He is a credit to Spalding Grammar School."

She said as well as physically moving the Year 8 student out of the way of the car,Daniel's actions had certainly prevented another student from being hurt.

Mrs Wild said Daniel had been very modest about his actions despite running at speed to help and giving no thought to his own safety.


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