I would like to take a moment to share my sincere gratitude to the amazing people who assisted me when I rolled my car into a ditch on Springfield Road in Oakbank, Manitoba.
As I was leaving for work at 6:30 a.m., I was travelling on a very muddy and slick gravel road. When I hit a pothole, my car lost control and swerved, rolling into a ditch. I was pinned in the air by my seat belt and could not exit the car.
A very kind young lady saw my car lights on and came to see if I was hurt. She immediately called 911, but she was unfamiliar with the area and could not accurately describe the location.
A second saviour by the name of Rob, showed up to assist. He spoke to the 911 operator and described the accident location, then stayed with me and calmly talked with me about my children.
Shortly thereafter, the Springfield paramedics, Ryan and Brian, arrived and assessed my injuries and also kept me calm and warm.
The Springfield Fire Department came a few minutes after the paramedics and rescued me from my car.
The paramedics then transported me to hospital, all the while providing excellent care and support.
My family and I are beyond grateful for the two saviour strangers that came to my assistance in one of the scariest moments of my life.
I am sorry that I was not able to get the name of the young lady who first came to my rescue, but I hope she reads this so she will know how truly appreciative I am.
Thank you also to Rob and the amazing Springfield fire department and paramedics. All of you are truly selfless heros.
I am forever grateful.
— Nicole Benes