OAP thanks Good Samaritan who helped her after fall


A PENSIONER has thanked a mystery good Samaritan who came to her rescue after she fell in the street and suffered a head injury.

Mary Tunstall, 84, stumbled and hit her head on the pavement as she tried to cross the road on Christmas Eve.

The accident resulted in her spending part of Christmas Day in hospital while she underwent checks.

Mary contacted the Mail to express her gratitude to a motorist who went to her aid and helped her into his car.

The man, who had a little boy with him, then rang Mary’s daughter Christine Hayes to tell her what happened and arranged to meet her.

Mary, a great-great-grandmother, fell over in Raby Road, Hartlepool, at around 4pm on Christmas Eve.

She said: “I got off the kerb and on to the road and saw a car coming round the corner.

“I stepped back, thinking I was still on the road, and I must have missed the kerb and I tripped.

“There was no-one about, but this man saw me fall and he picked me up and asked if I was all right.

“He said he would take me home and asked what family I had and I gave him the number of one of my daughters.

“In all, the confusion I didn’t get his name or thank him.”

Mary, of Clavering, went to her doctors and One Life Hartlepool medical centre in Hartlepool but was advised to go to the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton.

She underwent numerous checks, including a scan of her head, which showed no fractures or bleeding. Mary was released on Christmas Day.

She added: “The nurses and everyone at hospital looked after me really well.

“I would just like to say thank you to the man who picked me up.

“My daughter tried to get his number off her phone but she had umpteen calls with what happened she couldn’t find it.

“I still don’t know who this chap was.”

l Do you know who the kind motorist is?

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