A POLICE officer who performed CPR on a teenage boy at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision near Newbury has been commended for his actions.
During the early hours of Monday August 4 2014, PC Nicholas Easener was on duty when the report of a serious collision in Wheatlands Lane in Enborne came over the police radio. He immediately made his way to the scene.
The vehicle contained four young boys aged between 15 and 16.
One of the boys, a passenger aged 15, went into cardiac arrest. The driver of the vehicle, aged 16 at the time, was left unconscious and trapped in the vehicle.
PC Easener and another officer commenced immediate CPR on the 15-year-old until paramedics arrived and took over but sadly the boy passed away at the scene.
Once freed from the entrapment, the driver was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital where he underwent surgery for a head injury.
On April 23 2015, he pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and was given a 32 months' detention and disqualified from driving for five years.
PC Easener, was commended for his actions by displaying professionalism and compassion at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision, by Chief Constable Francis Habgood during a ceremony on Thursday September 29.
Speaking after the ceremony, Chief Constable Habgood, said: "It always gives me great pleasure to present these commendations.
"They rightfully recognise and praise the dedication, courage and professionalism of those who go beyond their call of duty in often extremely difficult situations."