Westcan driver acknowledged for attending to unresponsive baby

by Truck News

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Westcan Bulk Transport recognized one of its drivers, Richard McLean, for what the company called an ‘act of heroism’ after he attended to an unresponsive baby on Highway 401 near Mississauga, Ont. March 18.

In a March 28th Facebook post, Westcan indicated that McLean was travelling on Highway 401 when he heard over the radio that a baby in a nearby vehicle was unresponsive and that EMS and police were still on their way to the scene.

When McLean spotted the vehicle, he stopped and performed CPR on the baby resulting in the infant beginning to breathe once again, which was instrumental in the effort to save the child’s life.

“We would like to recognize Richard for his act of heroism,” Westcan’s Facebook post said, “and being a true knight of the road.”

Richard McLean.
Richard McLean.

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  • Congratulations for a True Hero and as they say Angel. He is the true “Knights of the Highway” they are still around in some of us

  • Congratulations! You are a real hero. That families life would have changed for the worst if it wasn’t for your quick actions. Bravo!!!J