On Wednesday, Nov. 6 there was a very serious accident on the corner of our property in Silver Creek. I was at work and hurried home when my neighbour called to tell me what had happened. A car with a mother and child had gone through our fence and landed in a dry creek bed that wasn’t visible from the road.
What I am so upset about is that the person who called in the accident left the scene, so when the emergency personnel arrived they didn’t know where to find the vehicle and its occupants. The police and ambulance went up and down Salmon River Road trying to find them.
The mother and child had to wait to be cut out of the car. I can’t imagine how much precious time was wasted trying to find them. I am very impressed with the response of the police, ambulance, fire rescue, tow trucks and air ambulance.
I hope that people who witness an accident will stay until emergency personnel arrive. If they aren’t able to offer assistance, just being there to show where the victims are is a huge help. I haven’t heard how the family is doing but I hope they are going to be okay.