The six youngsters – all from DAF dealerships and studying at the City of Bristol College – stepped in and fitted a replacement wheel and tyre.
“I was with three friends and had just returned to the car after a night out at the cinema on Cribbs Causeway,” says Jones, who was seven months pregnant. “It was cold, dark and windy and, with no passers-by apparently able to help, the situation was becoming quite distressing.
“The five young men and young woman who approached us couldn’t have been more polite,” she adds. “They were my heroes that night.”
After finding out that they were with DAF and studying at the college, Jones wrote a letter to express her gratitude.
Tony Shepherd, business services manager at DAF Trucks, says: “We’re proud of all our DAF Apprentices, but this just demonstrates their commitment to customer service. Their actions demonstrate an upstanding nature that will serve them well in what we expect to be long and rewarding careers with DAF Trucks.”
The apprentices were: Liam Cooper of Ford & Slater (Leicester); Ben Haigh of Pelican DAF (Castleford); Megan Holgate, Adams Morey (Southampton); Ashley O’Toole, Taunton DAF; James Cooper-Attwell of Channel Commercials (Ashford); and Sonny Meijer, Ford & Slater (Kings Lynn).