Dear Editor:

On Monday morning, July 31st, my wife and I were in a serious motor vehicle accident on Highway 93/95 in the Skookumchuck area. Our motorhome was rear-ended, sending us across the highway and down a steep bank. Fortunately, I was able to keep the motor home upright and we did not suffer major injuries.

We would like to express our gratitude to the many people who came to our assistance after the accident. Firstly, we want to thank the many motorists who came to check that we were okay. We were very grateful to the semi-driver who stayed for over two hours to be an eyewitness to the accident. Thank you to the CP Safety truck driver that came to our aid and drove us back up onto the highway to be checked by the paramedics. Words cannot convey our gratitude to the Moore Family who cared for us at the accident scene, then took us into their home to relax and to make the necessary phone calls and finally drove us to Cranbrook to get a rental car. They are true Good Samaritans! Our motorhome was towed to Wrench Benders in Canal Flats and we thank the owner for opening up after hours so that we could salvage some of our belongings. On our way home, we stopped at the Kanata Hotel in Invermere and we were very impressed by the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. We’ll stop there again sometime!

We will always remember the kindness and support of the people of the Columbia Valley that came to our aid in our time of need. Thank you all!

Yours truly,

Alan and Jo-Ann McMahon

Edmonton, Alberta