Fall woman says thanks to a ‘Good Samaritan’

By Toby Leigh in Local People

A grateful 88-year old pensioner has come to the Totnes Times to say thank you to a mystery Good Samaritan mum who came to her aid after she fell down a 6ft bank, breaking her left arm in three places.

Alison Forty never got the chance to say thanks or even find out who the woman was after she helped her into her car and then drove her to her Totnes home.

An ambulance was then called and she driven straight to hospital.

And in all the excitement the Good Samaritan left without anyone knowing who she was.

Alison, who lives in Higher Westonfields, said: ‘She must have gone off with never a word of thanks from anyone.

‘It would have been a lot harder for me if she had not helped.

‘I really, really want to thank her but I don’t know how.’

Alison had been at the Spar shop in Christina Parade, Bridgetown, when she slipped and fell down the bank.

When she hit the pavement at the bottom she broke her left arm in three places and was left calling for help.

A woman with a baby in her car did not hesitate to stop and help, said Alison.

And, although the baby was crying, she managed to get Alison into her car and then drive her to Alison’s home and contact her daughter and son-in-law who live next door.

Alison believes that in all the rush to summon an ambulance and get her to hospital, no one said thank you to the young mother.

‘She took me home and handed me to my family. I was not well enough to ask her her name and I don’t think anyone else did.

‘I went back to the shop and asked if anyone knew who she was but no one was able to help. I didn’t know any other way to find her.

‘I just want to say to her thank you, thank you.

‘She was looking after her baby and she could so easily have said she could not help because of the child.’

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