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2013-01-15 12:23

FAITH IN HUMANITY RESTORED: Janice Dunlop's previous Vauxhall (Opel) Vectra (inset) which had its roof taken off by firemen to get to two resting crash victims, has been replaced.

 

LUTON, England - Her beloved car survived without a scratch when an out-of-control truck crashed into two nearby vehicles but then an over-zealous emergency crew cut the roof of Janice Dunlop’s Opel Vectra.

But then things turned around...

The London Daily Mail reported a week earlier that, after allowing two shaken survivors shelter in her car, Dunlop could only watch in horror as firemen sliced the roof off her Opel so that the elderly woman and her son, each complaining of neck pains, could be lifted out and into an ambulance.

After all, everybody knows "neck pains" can be fatal if the patient is moved wrongly.

GOOD CAR-MA

In the chaos that followed the nearby crash Dunlop allowed the 46-year-old driver of a Toyota RAV4 and his 73-year-old mom to sit in her car after they got out of their wreck. She explained:

"They looked very distressed and were clearly in shock, they were clutching at their chests. I felt awful for them. It was the only car we have in the household and we couldn't afford to replace it.”

A few days later however, Network Q, a national manufacturer-backed used-car programme in the UK, came to the rescue and presented the Dunlop household with a replacement Vectra.

'WE'RE DELIGHTED'

With the insurance company looking unlikely to pay out, receiving the replacement hatchback was a huge blessing.

Dunlop said: "We’re delighted with the replacement Vectra - the previous one was the most reliable car we'd ever had.  I would like to offer my sincere thanks to Network Q.”

Company spokesman Wayne Taylor said: “We're very pleased to hand over the Vectra to Janice after she was punished for her good deed. Everybody here hopes she's is as happy with this Vectra as she was with her previous model.”


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