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Thanks to the Good Samaritans among us

Dear Editor:

On April 7, while driving on Highway 82, I was inadvertently cut off by a pickup truck, which resulted in a major car rollover with me behind the wheel. Fortunately, no one was in the car with me. However, I have cerebral palsy and was physically unable to free myself while dangling upside down.

A guy about my age bravely climbed through the broken back windshield, over my adaptive equipment, to come to the front of the car and release me. He kindly stayed with me and comforted me until the EMS arrived on the scene. I would just like to thank him for his nice actions and for helping to keep me calm. I am writing this letter because this guy left the scene, and I never got to thank him!



I also would like to use this opportunity to commend local and state emergency services, police and fire departments that were wonderful to me. At 18 years old, to be cut out of a car and rushed to the hospital is a very traumatic experience. The staff at Valley View Hospital could not have been kinder.

My sincere thanks to everyone who helped me!



Arden Sakin

Basalt


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