Many Good Samaritans in Winnipeg
I was at Fountain Tire in Southdale Mall when I took a very bad fall. It was a silly accident and totally my own fault. I stepped off a curb and started to fall backwards.
With no railing to grab onto, I fell on the pavement on my back and really banged my head, shoulders and right side of my body.
Instantly I had five or six people around me who were just walking by. They insisted I lie still until I found out what was hurt.
One of the Samaritans had a cellphone and wanted to know who to phone. She called my husband at home to tell him what happened.
They all determined I needed an ambu- lance. Guess I wasn’t looking too good at this point and nobody wanted me to get up.
During this time, every worker at Fountain Tire checked on me one at a time, and they fielded the calls from my family who were all at work and told them what was going on.
The ambulance arrived and I have nothing but praise for the three paramedics who strapped me onto the back board and got me into the ambulance.
All I could say to my Good Samaritans was “thank you.” I don’t even know their names, but I really appreciated their help.
That evening was particularly busy at St. Boniface Hospital. But after an overnight stay in the ER and several X-rays and scans, I was cleared to go home with nothing worse that bruises.
Thank you to the paramedics, the hospital staff in the ER and the observation ward, to the boys at Fountain Tire who phoned a couple of days later to see how I was, and especially to the five or six Good Samaritans who were just passing by and took time to help an old lady who had a silly accident.