Canadian couple Derek and Pauline Robinson thank Huddersfield's good Samaritans
Sep 7 2009 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A COUPLE from Canada want to thank the three good Samaritans who came to their rescue during an accident in Huddersfield.
Ex-pats Derek and Pauline Robinson were on a visit to their former home town when Mrs Robinson fell, fracturing her hip.
The fall left her in agony, but the three women – including a trainee nurse – had no hesitation in rushing to their aid.
Mrs Robinson,71, had to have an operation and is now recovering in hospital, but her husband said he wanted to praise the women’s “Yorkshire kindness”.
He said: “I have no idea who these women are but I can’t thank them enough for staying and helping me and my wife.
“They came across the road straightaway to help. My wife was in a lot of pain but they helped me get her to the car and on to the back seat, making sure that her body was kept straight to avoid any more injury.
“As soon as they helped us they were gone and I don’t feel at the time I thanked them properly. But I felt they should be acknowledged so I got in touch with the Examiner.”
The couple – who emigrated to Canada in 1965 – were on holiday visiting a family member in Marsh when the accident happened.
They were enjoying a trip to the town’s busy Kirkgate area when Mrs Robinson tripped on a pavement, falling awkwardly on her side.
She was helped by the trainee nurse in her 20s and two other women thought to be in their 30s.