Source: News of the area – Modern Media
Nelson Bay Taxi driver Meri Robinson went above and beyond the call of duty recently and the result of her actions is a life saved.
Meri who works for Nelson Bay Taxis in NSW was scheduled to pick up a regular elderly client at 8.15am in the morning. The client had booked the pickup the night before to get to her medical appointment.
When Meri turned up at the residence to pick up the passenger, things did not look quite right. Meri Robinson would usually arrive at the residence of her passenger and normally the front door would be
open with the walker ready to go at the bottom of the stairs.
On this occasion the door was still locked and the client did not respond to Meri’s calling out. Meri took matters into her own hands and went to the Police Station to report the incident. What might have happened had Meri not acted could have been tragic.
After Meri raised the alarm it was not long before Fire and Rescue NSW were on site to gain access for the ambulance service. Inside the residence of the elderly client, they found that she had a fall and a stroke, she had tried to get to the phone and it had been knocked off the hook and was sending out an engaged signal.
Meri has been driving a taxi in Nelson Bay, NSW for 11 years and this is the second time that her actions have helped save a life. She believes it is about being part of the community; if things don’t look right, she believes that we need to step up and make sure people are OK. Meri is one of the taxi drivers who helps older residents to get out and about and stay independent in Nelson Bay, NSW.
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