Thanks to helpful residents

I would be most grateful if I may use the Oak Bay News to offer my sincere gratitude

Just before midday on Saturday, Nov. 23, I attempted to use the pedestrian crossing at the junction of Hampshire and Oak Bay Avenue, walking from the CIBC towards the Scotia Bank side.

In a slightly hurried effort to deal with the obstruction caused by a car which had actually stopped and blocked the crossing and another coming up on the inside lane from Hampshire Road, I lost my footing at the curb and found myself diving into the pavement outside Scotia.

This is not the wisest thing for a septuagenarian to do of course – and it hurt!

But then, almost immediately, I was surrounded by a number of concerned and kind folk who, after checking, helped me to my feet and ensured that I was vertical and safe. No fuss, no drama, just warm common sense all around.

I have no idea as to the identity of these good Samaritans and because my thanks was only briefly expressed, I would be most grateful if I may use the Oak Bay News to offer my sincere gratitude to each and every one of them and to let them know that their timely assistance ensured a quick and stoic recovery.

I must also thank Anni Atherton at the Pharmasave for her insistence and kindness in providing and applying  Bandaids for cuts on my hands, also enabling me to move on through the course of that eventful hour.

Yet again, I have good cause to say thank you Oak Bay.

Derrick Johns

Oak Bay

 

 

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