My Christmas Present
It couldn't have been a lot worse. Hitting a cement pole in wintry conditions isn't something you want to try. Fortunately, I was lucky to emerge relatively unscathed yesterday, for which I and my family are thankful.
The car? Not so much. But these are not stories to be made light of.
Couple of quick points. The paramedics who helped me out, Emmanuel Monssen and Joseph Bofolo, were terrific. if I had suffered a serious injury, the care I received at St. Mike's would have saved me, I feel certain. Those people know their stuff.
The accident happened on those tricky snowy conditions at about 2:55 yesterday as I was going westbound on Lakeshore just west of the Exhibition grounds and ended up bumped head on into a cement pole. Two young men were quickly on the scene and stayed with me until police and paramedics arrived. They didn't have to do that, but they did, which makes me think the old name "Toronto The Good" still has real meaning these days.
Anyways, I didn't get their names. One fellow said he was walking his dogs, saw the accident, popped his dogs in his car and came running over. Not everybody would do that.
I'd like to find these two gentlemen and thank them personally. If this story sounds familiar to you or one of your buddies tells you about it, please get them in contact with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading, and everybody try to stay happy and healthy over the upcoming holiday season.