Close call on railway track

I would like people in wheelchairs to be aware of how to cross over the train tracks at Canoe Beach.

I would like people in wheelchairs to be aware of how to cross over the train tracks at Canoe Beach. Two days ago I took a short cut at the beach.

Instead of taking the tunnel route which is wheelchair accessible, I chose to go over the train tracks with my friend Art who is also in a wheelchair.

Art went over the tracks first in his chair and everything seemed fine. So I turned around and tried to go over the tracks backwards. A big mistake.

My small anti-tip wheels got stuck in the tracks. Tension started, I was yelling for help and waving my arms as I heard a train coming. I was terrified.

My friend Art was unable to help me.

Then, out of the blue, two gentlemen appeared and lifted me and my chair out of the tracks to safety. I don’t know who these men are but I would like to thank them from the bottom of my heart for saving my life. You are my guardian angels. I’ve learned that it’s better to take the longer, safer route because taking a shortcut can lead to dangerous consequences.

Dianna Melinchuk