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'Thanks for helping me after fall,' says Freshbrook woman
A WOMAN who fell down a flight of stairs in a town centre car park and broke her arm is hoping to track down the good Samaritans who came to her rescue.
Sharon Davies, 47, of Freshbrook, was planning to go shopping with her 19-year-old daughter, Mary, on December 27 when the accident happened.
They parked in the Brunel West Car Park and were walking down the stairs nearest to Argos when Sharon fell down a whole flight of stairs, landing on her arm.
Mary ran for help and two people, a woman believed to be called Jackie and a man, came to help. The man called for an ambulance and the pair remained with Sharon until paramedics arrived, reassuring and comforting her the whole time.
It took six paramedics to get Sharon into an ambulance as they were unsure whether or not she had done any damage to her spine.
She was taken to Great Western Hospital and had an operation on a serious break to her arm.
Sharon said: “I knew I had broken my arm because it was at an odd angle and it was agony, but I didn’t realise that the bone had gone through the skin. I was in a lot of pain, but it could have been a lot worse, I was very lucky.
“I know the lady’s name was Jackie and she was just really comforting, telling me I was going to be ok and that she would stay with me.
“They looked after my daughter because she was shaken up, and the man put his coat over me.
“I was just so shocked at that point that everything just shuts down.
“They were so kind – when my daughter asked them for help they just responded straight away rather than saying they couldn’t help or anything so I was really grateful for what they were able to do and I want to say a big thank you to them.
“I don’t know who they are but I felt that such willingness to help a stranger should be recognised and celebrated.It’s good to know that there are such people here in Swindon.
“The six ambulance crew were also fantastic, so I’d like to thank Great Western Ambulance Service and those anonymous crew who are Samaritans to so many people every day.”
If you were the good Samaritans please call the Adver on 01793 501809.