Northampton Press

Monday, January 21, 2019


Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Thankful for compassion

To the Editor:

On Nov. 21, 2017, I was involved in a minor car collision at Seventh and Lehigh Streets in Hokendauqua. Immediately, two young men and a young woman came to check me and the other driver for injuries. They assisted us both in moving our cars off to the side of the road safely.

As the other driver and I waited for the police to arrive, the three young adults left when they were certain we were not injured. At this time, a fourth young woman came by, stated she was an EMT and also asked if either of us was injured.

Later, while talking to the policeman, the first young woman stopped back at the scene again to be sure we drivers were fine.

These four passers-by and the young policeman demonstrated compassion and willingness to assist strangers at a stressful time, and I thank them.

Janet Ebert