Rugby club women save crash victims with shoelaces
A women’s rugby team has been praised for racing to help the victims of a car crash near their training pitch.
Players for Trowbridge Rugby Club used boot laces and rugby shirts to stem “catastrophic” bleeding.
The women were finishing a training session in their field by the small road to Whaddon, in Wiltshire. Team members had to scramble through nettles and over a barbed wire fence when they heard the crash at about 8.40pm on Wednesday last week. They found a car on its side with four injured people, two aged 16.
Two women had got out of the vehicle but two men, the driver and front-seat passenger, were still inside. Emma Santer, the club chairwoman who is an emergency nurse, said they opened