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Thursday 26 April 2018

'I just want to give her a massive hug': Injured man who lost memory finds woman who rescued him online

Colin Guild. Pic via Facebook
Colin Guild. Pic via Facebook

Cian Murray

An online appeal helped reunite a man in Dublin with the woman who saved him after a severe cycling accident.

Colin Guild, 51, was hospitalised for two days after crashing his bike on his daily commute from the City Centre to Ballbriggan, however it could have been much worse if not for the goodwill of a passer-by who stopped to help him off the pavement.

Mr Guild was crossing Butt Bridge on Monday when his wheel got stuck on the Luas tracks. He went over the crossbar and slammed his head onto the ground.

The good Samaritan who was going by stopped and helped him off the floor and began to drive Mr Guild to Beaumont Hospital, however along the way he began to feel severely ill so she called an ambulance.

Colin then spent two nights in hospital while being treated for a severe concussion.

He had very little memory of the incident, so had no way of thanking the lady involved.

So he took to Facebook, posting a status which has now been shared by hundreds of users.

That appeal proved successful and through a friend of a friend, Colin was put in contact with the lady on Thursday morning.

He now wants to show the woman (who wishes to remain anonymous) how much it means to him and his family.

He said: "I just want to give her a massive hug and thank her. I obviously had a serious head injury. I don't know if she saved my life or not. I don’t even remember leaving the office. It doesn't feel real, but I just want to thank her."

He plans on meeting the woman and thanking her in person, but first he needs to to recover from the accident.

He said: "I am feeling a little better than I was, but I still have a few bumps and bruises and I am on strong painkillers, but as soon as I am able I would love to say 'thank you' to her in person."

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