More good manners needed on road to prevent crashes

We were driving the speed limit and we got T-boned at the entrance to the strip mall.

More good manners needed on road to prevent crashes

Too slow, too fast, or what — on Thursday, Aug. 22 we were in an accident on Trunk Road around 3 p.m. We were driving the speed limit and we got T-boned at the entrance to the strip mall. The other party accepted responsibility but we ended in hospital. I am just now able to pick up my tablet again. Fortunately no very serious injuries but our car was a write-off so we are out money to get another. We have had weeks of agonizing pain from crushing seat belts and so many other places that hurt, too many to mention.

Can’t do any house cleaning or shopping so our daughter has that on top of her own busy life. ICBC don’t help to get the necessary things that keep one comfortable and at 83 years of age we need help with a lot of things. We don’t know any neighbours, so no help there. However the bright spot is we are alive and will recover, so my point is, is all this controversary about speed limits worth it? People are people and while the attitude of “my needs are greater than yours” prevails there will always be accidents and innocent people who pay the price as we have and will for some time to come.

Now, may I thank the young man who was immediately on his cell to call for help, the security guards from the mall for their kindness, the off-duty nurse just passing who comforted me while waiting for the ambulance, and then the ambulance people who were so caring and professional, also the very busy people in the emergency at our wonderfull hospital. They can always be counted on to treat us well.

A bad experience for someone with a clean licence for 60 years. The whole thing boils down to good manners on the road and care and remember when you are driving you are in a potentially dangerous weapon, don’t take it for granted that you won’t be next.

Thank you again all you good people who helped us and please stay safe out there.

Eileen and Jon Robertson


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