Pensioner grateful to good samaritan after car collision

Derek Bluett, 89, is grateful for the help of a good samaritan in Bury St Edmunds who helped him after he was struck by a car. ANL-141229-111822001
Derek Bluett, 89, is grateful for the help of a good samaritan in Bury St Edmunds who helped him after he was struck by a car. ANL-141229-111822001
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A World War Two veteran would like to thank a good samaritan for helping him after he was struck by a car in Bury St Edmunds.

Derek Bluett, 89, of Shillitoe Close, Bury, said he was crossing the road at Cornhill near Boots on Monday, December 22, to catch a bus home when a parked car swerved into the road and hit him.

He said it was only because a man in his forties spotted the car was about to drive off and banged on its roof that he was not seriously injured.

Mr Bluett said after the incident the driver asked him whether he would like a lift home but he declined as he was confused and in shock.

Mr Bluett said: “I got into he road and felt a painful bang on my leg.

“I will be 90 in March so am no age to be getting hit by a car.

“I don’t want anything done to the person who hit me, I just want to thank the gentleman who stopped the car and made sure I was all right. Without him I don’t know what might have happened.

Derek said although he didn’t break any bones, he still has pain in his leg.