Wanneroo man thankful after City of Wanneroo employee’s assistance after accident


Cyahn Tukaki and Andrew Peppercorn. Picture: Robin Kornet
Cyahn Tukaki and Andrew Peppercorn. Picture: Robin Kornet

A WANNEROO man has thanked the City of Wanneroo employee who helped him after a recent fall.

Andy Peppercorn had forgotten to put his bins at the front of his property and was rushing to do so as he saw the recycling truck coming up the road.

Having been recovering from serious illness, Mr Peppercorn said he lost balance in his haste.

“My body doesn’t react at the same speed as my brain,” he said.

“I went flat on my face on the concrete.

“I was quite dazed and there was blood everywhere.”

The next thing he knew, the truck’s driver Cyahn Tukaki was helping him.

Mr Tukaki assisted him inside to where his wife was and offered to administer first aid and call an ambulance but Mr Peppercorn assured him he was okay.

“Cyahn got out and just looked after me so well,” he said.

“He was just so prepared to do anything; all the time making sure I was all right.”

Mr Tukaki, who has worked for the City for the past two years, said he had seen the resident hurrying to put his bins out.

“I looked back up and he was on the ground,” he said.

“I made sure he was okay, sat him up.

“I’d help anyone who was injured; it’s just how I was brought up.”

Before leaving, Mr Tukaki completed his job, including taking rubbish bins from inside the house, emptying them and returning them inside.

Mr Peppercorn was impressed by his actions but Mr Tutaki said it was “nothing special”.

“I was there, thought his bins needed emptying, so I took it upon myself to do it,” he said.

The two men met again recently, with Mr Peppercorn keen to recognise the kind act.

“I was really pleasantly surprised,” he said.

“He is just a really good guy for the council.”