Thanks to Good Samaritans


Editor: I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to the people who stopped to help me when I got into a car accident.

It happened on Feb. 14 in the evening. I was driving home from work in Banff and the highway was extremely icy. I lost control of my car just east of the Minnewanka overpass and I hit the cement wall to end up in the middle of the highway.

Three vehicles stopped to land a hand. Two men moved my car out of the way and two ladies wrapped me up in a blanket and held me until emergency services arrived. After thinking I was about to die, it was really comforting to know that there is always someone who will be there to make sure you are OK.

I am also grateful and so very thankful for my friend and co-worker Robin who called 911 and spent time with me at the hospital until I was discharged. This was the most traumatic moment of my life and without all of you and, of course, EMS, fire and police who attended, this could’ve been a lot worse.

I will always be grateful to all of you.

Marie-Helene Therrien,



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