Woman knocked down in traffic accident thanks good Samaritans

Woman knocked down in traffic accident thanks good Samaritans

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Simon Meechan

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Woman knocked down in traffic accident thanks good Samaritans

A Pensioner knocked over in a traffic accident has issued a public thank you to the good Samaritans who rushed to her aid.

May Sommerville was injured as she took husband John to St Mark's Hospital, Maidenhead, to pick up a hearing aid.

They parked in Courthouse Road. John walked ahead to St Mark's and May got out her car.

The retired administration worker said as she stepped into the road to lock her vehicle she was hit by a car.

The 78-year-old was sent sprawling onto the road. As she lay on the tarmac a woman parked behind rushed out of her car to help. She was followed by a man.

The pair escorted Lanarkshire (OK) born May to the hospital where X-rays revealed a broken right leg and ankle.

She was then transferred by ambulance to Wexham Park Hospital.

Surgeons inserted a metal bar into her leg and bolt in her ankle. The accident was on Wednesday, November 13 and for the past three weeks she has been recovering at home.

May, who lives in Crescent Road and moved to Maidenhead from Scotland 50 years ago, regrets not finding out who helped her.

She said: "I was very grateful for the gentleman and woman who came to help me. And I was really sorry that I did not get the chance of saying 'thank you' to them.

"I just want to thank them.

"They came to help me. I can't imagine what I would have done."

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