A helping hand when you need it most

Good Samaritans are often few and far between these days but on the Thursday 20 September, one was clearly on duty in the form of Fidelity ADT Reaction Officer Good-Lord Radebe.

Reaction Officer Radebe was on an early morning routine patrol driving along Highway 59 between Sasolburg and Vereeniging when he saw a car lose control and roll as it was exiting the off ramp.

The driver, Magda Heydenrich, had left home early so she could visit her husband in hospital in Vereeniging before work. Just before taking the Boy Louw offramp another car suddenly pulled in front of her and in an effort to avoid colliding with any of the passing traffic she tried to correct her wheel unsuccessfully and ended up rolling the car on the side verge.

Witnessing the accident, Reaction Officer Radebe was concerned to see that none of the passing motorists were able to stop and assist the driver. He immediately pulled over and assisted Magda who was miraculously unhurt.  RO Radebe assured Magda that he would not leave her until he had managed to call for help and check she was alright. He immediately took charge reassuring other motorists who had now stopped to help that he would deal with everything. “He called my husband first to reassure him that I was alright and then called one of my neighbours to come and assist me. I honestly believed Good Lord was sent to me by God to help me. He did not budge from my side and made all the calls from his cellphone without once ever saying he had no airtime. He managed to call the ambulance and tow away vehicles for me as well and was the last person to leave the accident site. I cannot tell you how much it meant to me not to be left alone as a woman in the dark,” says Magda.

“I could not believe the following day I received a call from both Officer Radebe and Fidelity ADT Operations Manager in the Vaal, Mark Pearson, to check if I was alright. Their call literally made me cry. I am so blessed good Samaritans like Good Lord do exist and I thank Fidelity ADT sincerely for their help,” concludes Magda.

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