Disabled pensioner wants to thank girls who comforted him after accident

Brian Wells of Eaglesthorpe on his mobility scooter EMN-150520-180016009
Brian Wells of Eaglesthorpe on his mobility scooter EMN-150520-180016009
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A disabled pensioner who was left scared after falling off his buggy wants to find the two young girls who looked after him as he waited on the ground for an ambulance to arrive.

Brian Wells (69) was travelling on his disability buggy on his way to visit his brother in Orton Wistow when he fell off and injured himself.

Brian sustained cuts in and out his mouth and on his nose.

His hands were also bleeding following the fall on Monday, May 11, in Shrewsbury Avenue, Orton Longueville.

After being taken to Peterborough City Hospital by land ambulance, Brian was relieved to discover that nothing had been broken.

He did though need stitches in the areas where he had suffered the cuts.

Brian, who has rheumatism along the middle of his back, fortunately did not have to spend long in hospital before being sent home.

After making a recover he revealed his fall was made less traumatic by the kindness of the two teenage strangers.

Brian, who lives in Eaglesthorpe, said: “I was going along the pathway to Ortons, under the bridge, when I fell off.

“These two young girls stopped to help me. They came to me and said ‘are you alright mister?’

“I was terrified laying there, but they were re-assuring.

“I must have said something but I do not remember.

“I’ve had a few falls before but I’ve never come off this bad.”

Brian does not remember much of the aftermath of the incident, including much of what the young women were saying to him.

But Brian believes they were both teenagers and is keen to meet them once more to thank them.

He now hopes they will get in touch after reading this story.

Brian added: “I would like to see them so I can thank them in person.

“If it were not for them I could be laying there still.”

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were called to an incident in Shrewsbury Avenue in Peterborough at 2.18pm on Monday, May 11.

“An ambulance and a rapid response vehicle attended and treated a man in his 60s who had fallen.

“The man was taken to Peterborough City Hospital with facial injuries.”