Appeal for Good Samaritan taxi driver to come forward

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A Derry woman is appealing for a taxi driver who helped her injured mother on Sunday morning last, to come forward so that she can thank him in person.

Theresa Campbell’s elderly mum Peggy was crossing the road outside Ballymagroarty chapel when she took a bad tumble and fell.

Peggy had been on her way to the shops to buy her Sunday morning papers and groceries when the accident happened.

Social media has been buzzing with the story since it was first posted by Theresa who wanted to thank the driver in person for all he had done for her mum.

“He drove her home, helped her inside and then even gave her his own newspaper because she hadn’t made it to the shops to get one.

“When she arrived home she was able to call me and I took her to accident and emergency. She needed stitches to her head and cheek. She looks very battered and bruised but she is fine.”

The story has so far been shared more than 1,000 times on social media and almost 1,500 have acknowledged or “liked” it.

Many of the public comments talk of “good news” stories and good deeds.

“Well done to a true gent, who went beyond the call of duty,” read one of the comments.

“An angel. I too hope he gets to read all these comments. Kindness costs nothing and I wish the lady a speedy recovery.”

“Angels of mercy come in all form and even in a taxi. God bless him,” read another.

“I just wish I knew who it was so I could thank him. He did a great kind thing,” said Theresa Campbell.