IT is with heartfelt thanks and appreciation I wish to say thank you to the kind residents of Beetham Gardens, Port of Spain.
On Wednesday I was a passenger in a San Juan taxi involved in a serious accident that left me traumatised and physically injured. During the accident I was trapped together with two other passengers in the car that landed in a knee-deep drain of filthy water alongside the Beetham Highway, the vehicle’s doors sealed shut and the driver in a daze.
As the putrid water surged into the car and smoke billowed from the engine, some young Beetham residents who were nearby, without a thought for their own safety, rushed forward and forced the doors open.
Within minutes, I, other panicked passengers and the dazed driver were pulled to safety.
Our rescuers, more than a dozen people, young men and women, stayed with us and comforted us until the police and ambulances came, within minutes, I must add.
Today, I want all of Trinidad and Tobago to recognise that there are many good, caring, selfless, respectable people living in Beetham Gardens and we should not stigmatise them because of the actions of a misguided few.
Beetham residents’ actions on Wednesday have strengthened my belief that there are good people everywhere.
Jennifer Wellington Charles