Villagers step in after scooter knocked over
On Friday Aug 26, I was returning from my gardening job in Fairfield.
I needed to stop at Starbucks to pick up my weekly Italian roast coffee. I parked my Yamaha scooter on Pendergast and went in to purchase my coffee. Suddenly, before I paid for my order, a man came running into the shop, yelling: “She ran over your scooter, she ran over your scooter.”
I bolted out of the shop mid-payment. Sure enough, there was my scooter lying flat, contents from the carrier lying in the street. I was horrified! The driver of a red vehicle with Alberta plates drove off, leaving the scene of the crash. There were five or six people outside on Pendergast who saw the whole scene. They were very willing to be witnesses. One kind man helped me to stand my scooter back up and there were people riding by on bikes who stopped to see if they could help. One woman sat and waited with me for the police. A restaurant worker kindly came out and asked if we needed water while we waited at their private tables.
The good people of Cook Street Village warmed my heart and showed me what a caring community really feels like. Unlike the terrible young woman with Alberta plates who drove off, thinking only of herself. Thank you, Cook Street Village neighbours.
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