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LETTER: Many thanks for help after collision with cyclist

"One thing I learned is that, instead of trying to be polite and move out of the way, I should have just stopped. I'd also like cyclists to know that some of us don't hear just one ring of a bicycle bell."
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On May 13, a cyclist and I were trying to be polite and collided, resulting in my hip being broken. The people passing by rendered aid and encouraging words, plus they directed the emergency team to me. I want to thank you all. I have recovered, for the most part.

The people at the site were marvelous; EMTs were professional; staff at the Royal Alexandra Hospital went beyond their duty.

One thing I learned is that, instead of trying to be polite and move out of the way, I should have just stopped. I'd also like cyclists to know that some of us don't hear just one ring of a bicycle bell. Please ring frequently and longer — then you can see if the pedestrian isn't responding and then you can shout, "On your left," or, "On your right."

It isn't just the hard of hearing, it's also people who are listening to music or wearing ear buds.

Thank you.

C. Anderson, St. Albert