A mother sends thanks
I would like to thank the people who were willing to take the time to help five teenagers late Friday night, Feb. 24. Due to bad road conditions their 1993 Ford Explorer was involved in a bad one-vehicle accident east of McBride, not too far from Valemount. The vehicle was written off and their belongings were scattered all over the place as the vehicle had flipped over while airborne. All five were wearing seatbelts and all five got out of the vehicle without a scratch or injury of any kind.
First I wish to thank the truck driver who was reluctant to leave his vehicle with the thought of what he might see. He was the first on the scene to calm the shaken teens and to take the time out of his busy schedule. Next, I would like to thank the CN Rail crew who saw the vehicle flip and took the time to call for help as there was no cellphone coverage in this area. Also, the truckers (as more arrived) were able to reassure the teens that help had been called by the CN crew. Last, but not least, I wish to thank the RCMP constable who arrived from McBride to help the young people. They could not say enough positive words for him.
As a mother of two of the teens, I am just so thankful that this did not have a different outcome. There were prayers as the young people set out Friday night into the bad weather conditions and a number of miracles that night. They narrowly missed a moose earlier in the evening and the fact that all five had their seat belts on was a major factor. The rubber came off the wheels of the Explorer due to the force involved, along with blown windows.
This is also a chance to encourage everyone to wear their seatbelts.
Thanks for this chance to express my gratitude to the people I may never meet.