Kids ‘crying’ at side of the road after mum had to make a split second decision
A mum-of-two was helped by a kind stranger when her kids were left crying after she was forced to make a “split-second decision.” Georgina Turner, 38, from North Wales, was driving with her two sons near Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, when she was forced off the road at a roundabout by another vehicle. She says she made a “split-second decision” to veer away from the vehicle, resulting in her car getting a flat tyre in the middle of the road.
Georgina and her two children, Lewis, eight, and Zac, six, stood in the central reservation as she was trying to contact her husband for help, LiverpoolECHO reports. Her sons were crying when a man stopped and offered to help the family.
Georgina’s car suffered a flat tyre after she was forced to make a ‘split-second decision’ (Georgina Turner)
Georgina told Liverpool ECHO: “I took my two boys bowling at Cheshire Oaks and then a quick mooch around some shops and was in the car driving home and a black car cut me up on the roundabout. “[It was a] split decision either hit the car or the curb/central reservation on the dual carriageway so I chose that.
“I hit it quite hard and instantly heard a large hiss, got out of the car and my front driver’s tyre was going down fast. “I was worried as we were just off the roundabout in the outside lane and I didn’t want the boys in the car in case we got shunted from behind.
“So [I] got us all out of the car standing in the central reservation feeling quite vulnerable and called my husband as to what to do. We were all quite shaken and the boys were crying.”
Georgina said it was at this point the man stopped to help. She said: “Then a lovely kind man came and pulled up and asked if we were ok. “I explained what had happened and that I obviously needed to get a new tyre.
“He was very concerned about the boys and escorted them across the dual carriageway and onto the pavement to safety making sure they stayed there. “He then went back to his truck to get some tyre foam to try pump it back up while I kept an eye out for any cars that might crash into the car and him. “Unfortunately it didn’t work as the tyre was truly a mess and I’d also gorged a chunk out of my back wheel too.
The help of the kind stranger happened near Cheshire Oaks shopping centre (Georgina Turner)
“A police car then arrived and the kind gentleman checked again to make sure we were all ok and said he had wife and kids and wouldn’t like to think we would be them.
“He said his goodbyes and left us with the police.” Georgina said the police helped move her car while she waited for breakdown assistance. She said: “I either can’t remember the man’s name who helped or he didn’t tell me but he was lovely, didn’t want to give me details so I could reimburse him for the cost of the tyre foam.
“He really helped me calm down and took control of the situation and I’m so grateful that there are still some good ones out there.” Sign up for our daily newsletter to keep up to date with all the essential information at www.mirror.co.uk/email . Posting in the Pride in the Port Facebook group, Georgina said she wanted to offer her “total gratitude” to the “lovely” man.
She wrote: “I just wanted to try and find the lovely man who helped me and my two young boys today at the Cheshire Oaks roundabout. “A car cut me off and I hit the curb instead of the car (which drove off) and this kind man could see I was stuck with a flat tyre in the road and distressed with two crying boys and stopped and helped. “He not only tried to fix my tyre but escorted my six and eight-year-old boys across the busy dual carriageway to safety!
“If this is you please accept my total gratitude for what you did and let you know we are now home and safe.
“Has restored my faith that there are some good ones still out there.”
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