Yorkshire Day heroes: Wayne to the rescue in car drama

Wayne Brady pictured at his home at Alwoodley. Picture by Simon Hulme
Wayne Brady pictured at his home at Alwoodley. Picture by Simon Hulme
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AN afternoon walk in the park turned into something far more dramatic for lifesaving Yorkshire Day hero Wayne Brady.

Wayne, 57, from Alwoodley, was in Middleton Park with wife Debbie and two-year-old grandson Zac when they saw the potentially tragic aftermath of a road accident.

A pedestrian in his 80s had been left pinned underneath a car that had hit him as it was being driven out of the park following a concert. Wayne immediately ran to help and single-handedly managed to lift the front end of the car off the man. He then stayed with him until an ambulance arrived on the scene. The incident happened in early May and the Yorkshire Evening Post understands that, later in the month, the victim was out of hospital and on the mend at home.

Wayne, a chartered accountant, told the YEP: “It was a pretty horrendous thing to get caught up in but I knew that if he was under the car for much longer then that would be it.”

He added: “I’m not sure about being a hero, I’m just glad to hear that the gentleman was alright.”

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Early Morning Light on Harold Park with Swans in the foreground

The park is named after Harold Gathorn Hardy who died in 1881 at the age of 32. Harold helped establish the family run Low Moor Ironworks.In 1899 a recreation ground was added to the park, while in the early 20th century Low Moor Gala was held raising money for local hospitals. In 1931 Horsfall playing fields were added to the park, in 2014 these became a Queen Elizabeth II Playing fields and also contains Horsfall Stadium.

Harold Park is a small urban park in Low Moor, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The park is open all day all year round. To the immediate north of Harold Park is Horsfall Stadium home to Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C. and Albion Sports A.F.C. Park Dam is a short walking distance to the south.

The park has been given a Green Flag Award and the Platinum award from The Royal Horticultural Society Yorkshire in Bloom for open spaces.

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