Woman in nasty fall praises the people of Weymouth who came to her assistance

Woman in nasty fall praises the people of Weymouth who came to her assistance

Woman in nasty fall praises the people of Weymouth who came to her assistance

First published in News Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Trainee Reporter

A WEYMOUTH woman who fell outside a supermarket has expressed her gratitude for the support she received from strangers.

Janet Cole, 57, of Littlemoor, was in the car park of Lidl supermarket on Dorchester Road when she suddenly collapsed.

She said: “My face was the first thing to hit the concrete and it was bleeding.”

People passing by rushed to help Ms Cole, including an unknown lady and man.

She said: “There was a very kind lady that was comforting me and giving me tissues for the bleeding.”

As a crowd started to gather round Ms Cole, an unknown man also came to her aid.

She said: “He phoned the ambulance. He said, ‘No one can speak to the lady. She’s bleeding, she’s in shock.’ “I just wanted to let them know that I appreciate what they have done to help me.

She added: “I couldn’t even tell you what they look like.”

Ms Cole quickly received medical attention, but she’s still none the wiser why she fell.

“They gave me a good look over and everything and said it was okay to go home. They are not sure why I fell over either.”

Ms Cole said she felt ‘very sore’ and the fall had left her face in ‘quite a mess’.

Nevertheless, she remained in good spirits and thankful for the help she received from members of the public.

She said: “They were just wonderful.

“There are a lot of good people in Weymouth.”

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2:16pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Cache on Wheels says...

Thank you so much to those who helped my mum when she had this nasty fall :)
Too many people just walk on by or stop and stare, sometimes just not knowing what to do. However the man and lady and others who came to my Mums assistance are a true blessing. Not only did they help her with first aid and calling an ambulance, they showed compassion and reassured my Mum until help arrived also providing her with privacy.
Thanks also to my brother Bryan and friends David and Margaret who've been there for mum to support her since the accident.
Thank you so much to those who helped my mum when she had this nasty fall :) Too many people just walk on by or stop and stare, sometimes just not knowing what to do. However the man and lady and others who came to my Mums assistance are a true blessing. Not only did they help her with first aid and calling an ambulance, they showed compassion and reassured my Mum until help arrived also providing her with privacy. Thanks also to my brother Bryan and friends David and Margaret who've been there for mum to support her since the accident. Cache on Wheels
  • Score: 17

10:30pm Tue 11 Mar 14

I'mavoter says...

Nice to know there are still some good and kind hearted people about.
Nice to know there are still some good and kind hearted people about. I'mavoter
  • Score: 7

4:17pm Wed 12 Mar 14

jamie-c says...

Faith in humanity restored
Faith in humanity restored jamie-c
  • Score: 1

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