Mother in car accident thanks samaritans

A mother of one in Alberni who was in a car accident with her 14-month old child thanks those who stopped to help her.

To the editor,

On Saturday, June 23, my 14-month-old son and I were in a hurry to get to a friend’s baby shower in Campbell River.

As I came around the corner by Angel Rock, along Cameron Lake, I lost traction and my car ended up upside down in the ditch.

While this experience was terrifying, my son and I luckily walked away with only minor injuries.

I am writing this letter to thank everyone who stopped to help us that day.

In my state I didn’t get any names of the Good Samaritans, so I am hoping that either they, or someone who knows them, are reading this.

To all who helped, your kindness and compassion will always be remembered by myself and by my family.

To the first man who arrived on the scene, thank you for helping me get my son out of his car-seat and for directing traffic around the accident.

To the off-duty RCMP officer and her son, thank you for controlling the scene, letting us sit in your vehicle and entertaining my son while we waited for the ambulance to arrive.

To the man who stayed and observed my son and I while we waited, thank you for your calm demeanor and kindness.

And to everyone else on the scene who helped direct traffic, called 911 and stayed and waited to make sure we were safe,

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am forever grateful.

Kristin Kerr-Donohue,

Port Alberni