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Stranger saved the day

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I’d like to belatedly thank the kind strangers who stopped to help me when I suffered a bad spill on my bike.

Road attempting to turn onto the eastbound bike path but was most likely going too fast. I hit a patch of loose gravel and my bike fell out from under me.

Thank goodness my helmet took the brunt of the fall, but my cheek/face also hit the bike path and I was knocked unconscious.

When I awoke, a woman was standing over me telling me not to get up and that an ambulance had been called. In my dazed state, I tried to convince her that an ambulance was not needed, but she was not buying my argument.

I believe there may also have been at least one other person that stopped to help, but my memory of the accident is too foggy to be sure.

Unfortunately, I was also too dazed to get a name, or even to remember what this lady looks like.

So, to the Good Samaritan, if I walk by you out shopping or something, please do not be offended if I do not recognize you and offer my thanks in person.

And I have to admit you were right, I did require an ambulance, as my numerous facial fractures and subsequent root canals can attest.

And for those readers who enjoy an ironic end to their reading, I found out later that day that my accident occurred on "Ride your Bike to Work Day."

— Jason A. Carter

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