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Thanks to a good Samaritan

Published: Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

I just want to thank Dave Olson, a good Samaritan, who so kindly stopped to help me when my car lost all electrical and engine power a couple of weeks ago on Algonquin Road between Routes 25 and 31.

My car died suddenly in the left lane of traffic, and I lost all steering capability.

It was a very dangerous situation to be in, with cars zipping by and swerving into the right lane at the last minute.

Over 100-plus cars drove past before Dave stopped and pulled his car behind mine, put his flashers on, and started to wave traffic away from the left lane. When my husband arrived, he and Dave pushed my car onto a frontage road near the Jewel.

Dave left before I could properly thank him, but I want him to know that his help was so very much appreciated. It is so uplifting to know that there are good people out there willing to help someone in distress.

My thanks also goes out to the Algonquin Police Department. I called the department to notify them of the situation and that my car was blocking the flow of traffic. When we were on the frontage road, an officer stopped by to see if we needed any help and waited with us until the tow truck arrived.

Thanks again.

Pam Kwiatkowski

Crystal Lake

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