Moment driver stopped in front a runaway vehicle to help a woman who’d fallen asleep at the wheel of a Dutch car on the motorway.

  • Henry Temmermans drove along the A28 in Harderwijk on Friday, 
  • He saw a woman sitting on her back behind the wheel of her vehicle, driving in the grass.
  • He manoeuvered  his car in front of the woman and brought her to a stop

After a Dutch woman suffered a serious medical emergency, a motorist blocked a Volkswagen runaway with his car. 

Henry Temmermans (from Gelderland in The Netherlands) spotted the female driver behind the wheel, as the car continued down a grassy verge. 

A third vehicle, which was driving alongside Mr Temmermans, and the victim, on the A28 close to Harderwijk on November 19, filmed the drama on their dashcam. 

This video features Mr Temmermans, carefully maneuvering his vehicle in front the VW of the woman and bracing himself for impact. 

The woman was driving her car back towards the main road at the moment of impact, putting other drivers in danger. 

Video footage of the victim’s vehicle jolting when it hits Mr Temmermans Ford. 

Henry Temmermans, from Gelderland in the Netherlands, spotted the female driver of the car slumped behind the wheel as her car continued along a grass verge

Henry Temmermans (from Gelderland, in the Netherlands) spotted the woman driver slumped behind a wheel, as the car traveled along a grass verge.

The woman's VW Polo, pictured extreme right, joined the motorway from the slipway

Extreme right: The VW Polo of a woman joined the motorway at the slipway 

Her car drifted onto the grass verge, while Mr Temmermans pulled onto the hard shoulder to bring the out-of-control VW to a halt

While her car drifted onto a grass verge while Mr Temmermans pulled on the hard shoulder to stop the VW from spinning out of control,

Henry Temmermans, pictured, said his car had been written off after last Friday's collision

Henry Temmermans is pictured. He stated that his vehicle had been written off since last Friday’s collision.

She was taken to the hospital for treatment of her broken ribs.  

Mr Temmermans spoke out to local media and said that what he had seen wasn’t good. The lady wasn’t conscious anymore.

According to him, he decided that he would accelerate in order to pass the woman. He also used his car to stop her from colliding with the guardrail. 

According to Mr Temmermans, another driver pulled over in order to assist the woman who was unconscious. 

He said, “He dialled 911. Then we looked into the car together. Her vomit was visible. It was still a feeling of a beating in my neck so I felt that it was reassuring. 

I called her again: “Wake up! What happened?” It worked for about 2 minutes.

According to Mr Temmermans, his car was written off due to the accident. 

The woman's car was drifting towards the main carriageway when Mr Temmermans intervened

When Mr Temmermans intervened, the car of the woman was moving towards main carriageway.

According to him, the wife’s daughter and husband were in touch with him to show their appreciation for his prompt thinking. 

So that civic officials could honor Mr Temmermans’ actions, Mr Temmermans attended his town hall. 

But Mr Temmermans said that people say they’re proud to me on social media and call me a hero. I’m not that person. People in crisis are your responsibility. “I did the right thing.”

One spectator said that the man was amazing. The driver was not the only one he saved. He kept countless others from becoming injured on the road.

“The timing was spot on.

Another stated, “That driver is a good person with heart and brain.” This person was saved.

An additional commentator added: “Faith in humanity restored!” Capes don’t always belong to heroes.

Dimitrios Angelakos said: “This man is an actual hero in life and should be admired.”

Another practical fan said: “I hope that the insurance company will cover the damages to this hero’s car.”