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Letter: Heartfelt thanks for road rescue

It was noon on one of our hottest days yet, with we two old folks trapped in a small car

Heartfelt thanks for road rescue

My friend and I aged 90 and 95 were travelling in my very small Chevy Cavalier when it suddenly halted to a stop halfway across the bridge covering the Koksilah River. My passenger seat door was jammed against the side of the bridge and could not be moved at all. My friend at the driver’s seat door dare not try to open that because of the very busy (as usual) thick stream of traffic coming north towards Duncan (down the hill). We put on the four-way flashers and phoned BCAA, who put us on their list of “calls waiting”!

It was noon on one of our hottest days yet, with we two old folks trapped in a small car. Without air conditioning or water it soon became rather uncomfortable. Each of us live alone and had no one else to call.

Suddenly, a man’s face appeared at my window and enquired, did we need help? He singlehandedly pushed us to the end of the bridge, so we could escape our imprisonment, and drove us to my home in Duncan. I told him to stop where we could re-fuel his tank. He refused and would not accept any remuneration from me. James Witt, you have our most heartfelt gratitude and thanks. It is wonderful and cheering to know that there are still people like you around.

Doreen Sieja

Duncan

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