Targa driver thanks An­drew War­ren in Face­book post

War­ren as­sisted driver and nav­i­ga­tor fol­low­ing car flip

The Southern Gazette - - Front Page - BY COLIN FAR­RELL

An­drew War­ren of Marystown was ap­prox­i­mately three/ four car lengths be­hind Kevin Chaulk and Kent Stan­way, of 2In­tentsRac­ing, when the car driven by Chaulk, in a video posted to Face­book, the car ap­peared to hit a pole on the shoul­der of the road caus­ing it to flip and land bot­tom up in the road.

“I was the driver di­rectly be­hind their car,” War­ren told The South­ern Gazette on Thurs­day, Sept. 20.

“I as­sisted the nav­i­ga­tor out of the car then pro­ceeded to calm the driver and con­vince him to sit and let me wash the sand and glass from his eyes and face.” Later that day Chaulk used so­cial me­dia to thank War­ren for his as­sis­tance while they waited for Targa’s Emer­gency Re­sponse Team to re­spond.

“I will say this a huge, huge thank you to An­drew War­ren for be­ing there and help­ing us out, mak­ing sure we were okay and flush­ing the sand out of our eyes and any­thing we asked…” he said in a Face­book post on Sept. 16

War­ren told The Gazette that when he ex­ited his ve­hi­cle to help, “I had full trust in the safety mea­sures in place and the re­sponse teams put in place by Targa.

“They had the stage se­cured, race stopped and (the) driv­ers on the way to the hos­pi­tal in less than three min­utes, which is amaz­ing.”

He added the driv­ers and nav­i­ga­tors tak­ing part in the event are all trained in ac­ci­dent re­sponse and first aid as well.

“So I had no fear at all,” he said. “I was proud of the job done by ev­ery­one in­volved and I was so glad to see my two pals walk away from a real nail biter.”

JUANITA MERCER—THE TELE­GRAM

An­drew War­ren helped out the mem­bers of 2In­tentsRac­ing af­ter the car driven by Kevin Chaulk was in­volved in an ac­ci­dent dur­ing an event in Flat Rock. Left to right are driver An­drew War­ren, and nav­i­ga­tor Ja­son Nolan.

FACE­BOOK PHOTO

Kevin Chaulk posted shout out to War­ren and Targa’s emer­gency sup­port crew on Face­book on Sept 16.

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