A heroic nurse who spent hours in A&E comforting a man after a car crash has been given a huge surprise on BBC Breakfast.

Lucy Duncan, 24, from Wigan, helped take the elderly man to hospital after he crashed into her car, and spent five hours with him.

The man told Lucy that he was suffering from coronavirus symptoms, and he sadly died later in hospital.

Lucy got emotional after being given a surprise present for helping the man

She added: "It was so difficult because when I got to the man he was really struggling to stay alive.

"Everything was going through my head like whether I was going to have to take him out of the car and give him CPR.

"He really was struggling. Initially I didn't have any personal protective equipment at all, because I didn't expect someone who'd just hit my car to tell me they had coronavirus.

"Because he was struggling to breathe so much, and I'd already been exposed to coronavirus, I told him to take his mask off to try and help him breathe.

"If you have one of these masks on, you're not able to get any oxygen.

"I had to make the decision between possibly getting coronavirus or this man could die in front of me."

Lucy was then given a lovely surprise by the show, with lots of messages from her friends and family as well as a personal message from boxer Anthony Joshua.

He said: "I was speaking to my team and they mentioned your story and everything you went through. I heard about what the guy went through as well.

"You definitely showed compassion, you definitely showed bravery. I want to congratulate you on that.

"Stay safe. What you guys in the NHS are doing is unbelievable. Keep it going, you guys are the unsung heroes, God bless."

Lucy then teared up at the messages, but she was left speechless after another massive surprise.

A brand new car was waiting outside of her home

Presenter Louise Minchin told her to go to the front of her house and see what was outside.

As neighbours clapped the nurse, a brand new car rolled up onto her drive.

Louise said: "So that little red car is yours for as long as you need it."

Asked if she was overwhelmed, Lucy said: "Massively, I just can't believe it."

BBC Breakfast airs weekdays on BBC One at 6am.