Steve Godbold was a recovery worker from Kent who was killed instantly last year after he was hit by an HGV which had strayed onto the hard shoulder of the M25 in September as he recovered the broken down vehicle of motorist Nathan Green. Nathan performed CBT on Steve for 20 minutes in an effort to resuscitate him before the emergency services arrived on the scene.
Steve leaves behind his partner Sam Cockerill, who will be left to raise their daughter without her father. After communicating with Steve’s former employer and others in the industry, Sam heard about the several other casualties of involving recovery operators.
It is a testament to Sam’s courage and resolve and courage that she is looking to forge a legacy for her later partner by speaking out and driving the campaign for change. She features in a video on our home page, and has also done national Here she is talking with Nathan, who was also profoundly affected by the incident, telling BBC Breakfast about their experience and the campaign.