BRAVE paramedic Sarah Boothroyd had a right royal treat.
The Honley woman spent two hours comforting a crash victim in the wreckage of her car during last winter’s snow.
And this week the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) worker attended the Queen’s annual garden party at Buckingham Palace as reward for her courage and was presented to the Duchess of Cornwall.
Mrs Boothroyd, 35, told the Examiner yesterday: “It was absolutely amazing, a fantastic experience.
“I was presented to Camilla and I told her I was a paramedic from Yorkshire. She told me that she and Charles held Yorkshire very dear to their hearts and that they had just been to the Great Yorkshire Show.
“Camilla was lovely, she was a really nice person who seemed genuinely interested in what everyone had to say.”
Mrs Boothroyd was one of 8,000 guests at Tuesday’s event, which was attended by the Queen, Prince Philip and Princess Anne.
The paramedic went to the garden party with her mother Rosemary Summers, 56, of Crosland Hill.
Mrs Boothroyd said: “We went in at 3pm and came out a little after 6pm. We got to see some of the trees which the Royal Family had planted.”
The YAS recommended Mrs Boothroyd to be invited to the Buckingham Palace event after her bravery during a call-out on December 16.
Sarah added: “It was during the snow and a lady had been driving over Greenfield when she skidded off the road. She ended up trapped in her car upside-down in a ravine.”
Paramedics, police, firefighters and mountain rescuers rushed to help the woman. Mrs Boothroyd clambered into the Renault Picasso to help the stricken driver.
She said: “I was in there for two hours until my colleagues managed to cut her out. They had to remove the back seats and bring her out the back window.”
Mrs Boothroyd tried to comfort the woman while firefighters cut her out.
She said: “We talked for a bit about where she had been going and then I told her that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance was coming.
“She went from being really worried to asking if Rav Wilding would be with them. She was joking that she needed to brush her hair before he came.
“I knew she was relaxing at that point.”
Mrs Boothroyd, who has worked for YAS for 10 years, is modest about her actions.
“I suppose it was a dangerous situation but it’s not something I thought about because I knew all my colleagues were there looking out for me,” she said.