A HERO who helped three injured people after a Kirkburton road crash is a mountain rescuer who has been through a similar trauma.

Both Robb Wallace and his wife, Teresa, joined Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team after 30-year-old Teresa was badly hurt in a fall in Scotland last summer.

She was airlifted out of Glencoe by a Royal Navy helicopter. She had multiple injuries after tumbling 50ft down a mountainside.

She had stumbled on a loose rock and fallen from a steep ridge.

Teresa suffered a broken ankle, thumb and ligament damage and was covered in bruises, but has since made a full recovery.

The couple are expecting their first child in August.

The Examiner reported on Monday that a mystery Good Samaritan had helped three injured people and also organised other helpers after two cars crashed on Penistone Road, Kirkburton, at 6pm on Sunday.

A middle-aged couple were left hurt inside their Toyota Carina and a woman in her early 30s was injured in her Volkswagen Golf. None of the injuries were serious.

Robb - who had been training with Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team with the RAF on the moors above Hepworth on Sunday afternoon - was driving home to Dalton when he came across the crash.

The 37-year-old said: "I noticed the cars had stopped in front and a couple of cars were slewed across the road.

"I parked my car across the road to act as a shield and went to see if I could help."

He said there were people at the scene who had some first aid knowledge.

He used first aid he had learned with the mountain rescue team, along with incident management skills.

Robb took over until the emergency services arrived.

He assessed each of the three injured people and organised helpers to sit behind them and support their heads in case they had suffered spinal or neck injuries.

He then instructed them in what vital signs to look for in case the condition of any of the injured people suddenly got worse.

He said: "They did a grand job, talking to the people they were caring for and keeping them calm. I'd like to thank everyone who helped."

Robb, a project manager with Cable And Wireless, liaised with fire crews, paramedics and police when they arrived.

He added: "We view mountain rescue teams as an emergency service. Sunday's incident shows just how the services can work so well together."

* Anyone wanting to find out more about the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team should go to www.woodheadmrt.org