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Praise for tram worker who helped fall woman
9:46am Thursday 1st November 2012 in News
A WOMAN has praised a Good Samaritan who came to her rescue when she fell at a tram station.
Ruby Bridson, aged 71, of Downham Crescent, Prestwich, was at Bury Metrolink Station when she tripped on an escalator and hit her head on the ground, causing it to bleed.
Her husband Alan tried to help, but was unable to get her on her feet, until worker Anthony Gordon intervened.
After seeing Mrs Bridson fall, the platform cleaner raced to the scene and tended to her wounds.
Two of his colleagues then took the couple by taxi to Fairfield Hospital, where Mrs Bridson was treated for head injuries before being allowed home.
Mr Bridson, aged 73, a former garage worker with Stagecoach buses, said: “It was such a horrible thing to happen, but Anthony was our saviour.”
“Ruby had not long been out of hospital and we were hesitant about going out as we didn’t know whether she was up to it.
“But we decided to go into Bury town centre and everything was fine until we reached the escalator and then she had her fall.
“I was really worried as there was a lot of blood, but it was difficult for me to keep my footing.”
Mrs Bridson, a retired caterer who worked at Boots said: “We are very grateful for what he did. I want to say a big ‘thank you’.”
Mr Gordon, aged 42, of Crumpsall, works for Solo Service Group, which cleans the station.
He said: “I am pleased Ruby is okay. I did what anyone would have done in my position, but it is nice that Ruby and her husband have taken the time out to thank me.”