It was a very scary situation for Alberta travelers Tony and Sandy Linssen last week, as their truck and trailer were involved in the collision at the intersection of Highway 7 and 21 in Kindersley. The accident resulted in their truck and trailer rolling over, a vehicle hitting the ditch, and another vehicle being damaged. Tony reached out to West Central Online on Friday, and wanted to thank all who helped out.
"We (Sandy and I) would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the people of Kindersley that helped us. The good Samaritans rushed to our aid. The man in the construction vest that pried my door open, amazing. To the people who get us out of the truck. Special thanks to the student nurse the provided first aid, kept us safe and guided the others. Thank you so much to the EMS, Fire department and the RCMP. The staff at the Kindersley Hospital are some of the most caring and compassionate people we have ever met. Also, thanks to the staff at Valley Towing for collecting our possessions and keeping them safe. All of you have made one of the worst times in our lives so much better by just being who you are. The Town of Kindersley should be proud of these citizens. Thank you all," Linssen said in a written thank you to our newsroom.
We were so intrigued by this statement that we decided to reach out to Tony himself, and he continued praising those who helped him and his wife during their time in need.
“In the hospital they just took such good care of us and everybody was just really kind and caring. I sat there and even the cleaning staff would come in and say words of kindness, they're in our room and stuff and I thought, I just feel that small town caring for people,” Tony said about the hospital staff.
He also wanted to make sure to personally thank all of those who helped at the scene of the crash.
“We were at one of the worst times in our life and there's a lot of people and people we don't know. But if they hear that on the radio, I hope they know that we appreciate them. I wanted people there to know that Kindersley people are very special to us,” Tony added.