Pensioner thanks Good Samaritans

By Liz HearnshawA PENSIONER has issued a heartfelt message of thanks to two Good Samaritans who stopped to help when she fractured her shoulder in five places after tripping on a paving stone.

By Liz Hearnshaw

A PENSIONER has issued a heartfelt message of thanks to two Good Samaritans who stopped to help when she fractured her shoulder in five places after tripping on a paving stone.

Pam Smith was left stranded and unable to get up when she fell in Camps Road, Haverhill, but was saved when a white van pulled up alongside her and the Good Samaritans climbed out.

The two men then helped the 65-year-old, who lives in Kedington, up from the path and took her to the doctor's, where the extent of her injuries was revealed.


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Now Mrs Smith, who was later referred to the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, is keen to thank the men who helped her for their kindness.

"I couldn't put any weight on my arm and was wondering how I was going to get up when the van pulled up. I was in such a turmoil, I didn't think to ask who they were or even read the company name on the van," she said.

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"But it was so nice they stopped, as several other cars had already driven past. People often say youngsters do not care, but these two did and have helped restore my faith in human nature. I just want to thank them for their kindness."

Although heavy bruising along Mrs Smith's arm has now subsided, she is still recuperating after the accident on December 15.

"I am feeling a lot better, but am still sore and stiff and have to rely on other people to help me wash and dress," she added.

"The doctors think I will make a full recovery, but as I damaged my shoulder, the injury could not be put in plaster and needs to heal on its own.

"I have to watch what I do and although the bruising is gradually going, doing things like eating is still very awkward."

The men who helped Mrs Smith should contact her son, Noddy, at the Rose Tavern in Burton End, Haverhill, on 01440 702512, so the family can thank them personally.

liz.hearnshaw@eadt.co.uk

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