LETTER: Drivers, watch for pedestrians

This is both a plea to drivers and a thank you...

This is both a plea to drivers and a thank you.

I need to ask the drivers out there to please watch for pedestrians when making a turn at a light or anywhere.

This thank you is very overdue.  On Nov. 7 at 3 p.m., in a crosswalk about three feet from the curb, I was struck down by a vehicle making a wide left turn southbound at Clearbrook and Hillcrest.  I would like to thank the woman who helped me to the sidewalk while traffic was still making a left turn behind me as I was lying on the road.  She could have been struck as well.

To those drivers: Why continue, what is the hurry? I thought I was going to be run over.

I would also like to thank all the emergency crew for their quick response and care along with the driver who came back to the scene.

I would like to thank the ICBC injury adjuster who was a big help. A huge thank you goes out to the two men who stopped to give their witness testimony.

Now my other reason for writing this is to ask the drivers out there to please watch for pedestrians.

On Jan 24 about 9 a.m., crossing at a light at Trethewey and South Fraser Way, another driver was making a left and stopped about three feet from hitting me.

Still recovering from my first injury, I was extremely shaken up.  I enjoy walking and now I find myself overly cautious.

Wendy Irwin, Abbotsford