Fall victim praises kindness of strangers

PUBLISHED: 17:30 07 March 2016

Elizabeth Hunt thanked kind hearted members of the public who came to her aid.

Elizabeth Hunt thanked kind hearted members of the public who came to her aid.


A woman who fell and broke her left wrist and shoulder in three places has thanked the members of public and paramedics who came to her aid.

Elizabeth Hunt was walking her dog Whiskey on Monday afternoon near Margaret’s Meadow when she turned her ankle walking over some tarmac.

The Primley Road resident said she immediately knew she needed an ambulance after landing on her left shoulder.

The 58-year-old said: “I came round the corner and trod on an uneven part of the tarmac, which turned my left ankle over. As I walk with a limp, my right leg wasn’t strong enough to stop me landing on my left shoulder.”

A passer-by rang for an ambulance at 4.25pm and also called Elizabeth’s husband Steve.

Elizabeth said that the kindness continued when a young runner offered to take Whiskey home and a lady by the name of Ursula brought her a blanket and kept her company while she waited for Steve and the ambulance.

She also thanked the paramedic crew who treated her at the scene and took her to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. A South Western Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We are pleased to learn that she is making a good recovery and is happy with the treatment she received.”

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