Local good Samaritan recognized by O.P.P. Let’s Celebrate
CORNWALL, Ontario - On Aug. 27, 2017, Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Meghan Mcrae and her mom Allison witnessed a two-vehicle collision on Hwy. 138 in South Stormont just south of Monkland. Mcrae found the two vehicles had collided head-on. The first vehicle had a single passenger, a female from Quebec, and the second vehicle had a man and a woman. Mcrae said that the man and woman from the second vehicle were up and moving around, and that apart from some scrapes, they seemed okay.
Mcrae went to attend to the woman in the first vehicle, who she found crying and hyperventilating. She asked the woman if she was in pain and the woman explained that she had pain down her back and felt that she could not move.
Mcrae eventually did reach a friend who promised to meet the woman at the hospital. On Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, Mcrae was recognized with the Commissioner’s Citation for Lifesaving from O.P.P. Commissioner Vincent Hawkes. The award states that she was recognized for her efforts to “keep their condition from deteriorating with the onset of shock.” Mcrae was also given a Lifesaving Certificate from St. John Ambulance.
Mcrae explained that it was nice to be recognized, but that what she did was about helping others.
From Sept. 12 to Sept. 16 some of the best curlers in the world will be at the Cornwall Curling Centre. Single day tickets are $20 and a weekend pass is $65.
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