Letter: Good Samaritans are still around
On June 19, I dropped my husband off at a Seventh street restaurant for a 100 Club dinner. After finding a parking space, I walked to the restaurant when I smashed to the ground at the corner of East Wing Street and Seventh.
Immediately, two people were at my side. One was a customer from the Riveria Restaurant who leaped over the barrier to come to my aid, and Stephanie, an employee of the Riveria. The customer appeared to have medical knowledge, and under her direction, Stephanie brought requested items.
Together they carefully hoisted me into a chair and made sure I was OK before letting me more on. Steve Pintuck came along and also checked my eyes, etc., and friends who were going to the same dinner also assisted. Happily, the X-rays showed no breaks, just lovely colored bruises. In today’s world, where we read of so many cruel and heartless happenings from people to people, it is good to know that some good Samaritans are still around.
I take full credit for the fall through my clumsiness. However, I was crossing a ramp when it happened, and caught my toe on the uphill side beyond the ramp. Since then I have been observing ramps and note that many are blended into the same elevation as the sidewalk. While we support and appreciate the necessity for ramps for access for strollers and wheelchairs, I wonder, if there is a change in elevation, could it be painted yellow like many sidewalk bumps are?
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