A woman that appealed for 4×4 owners to take drivers stuck in the snow a cup of warm tea, blankets and food, stated she was disappointed that some people in 4X4s ignored others stranded in the snow.
Karen Cuppleditch appealed on Boston Emergency Community Facebook page for locals in the Bennington area to assist those stranded in the snow on the A52 following the severe weather conditions brought on by the ‘Beast From The East’ and storm Emma.
Despite Karen’s best efforts she felt disappointed to find some people driving 4X4s left others stranded without giving a second thought.
“The 4X4 drivers who ignored people stranded in dykes and just thought of themselves to get home want to be disgusted with themselves. As although understandable, they were the ideal people to rescue others on their way and get people home safe. I don’t think they would have liked the idea if it was their family or friends stuck. But no, they thought of themselves which was their choice and understandable I suppose.
“But thank god for the locals who had vehicles that could go and help the police and the stranded. They’re the ones that are heroes and put their lives in danger but still brought community spirit back. Some of them were young men, so massive credit to them all and I bet there’s some proud parents, partners, family and friends out there right now and so they should be.
“I can’t praise all the people enough that went out in 4X4, Range Rovers and tractors trying to help people.”