“I don’t know who you all were, but thank you.”

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“Dear PoPville,

I don’t know who you all were, but thank you. I fell off my bike on H St this morning after [Sunday] getting a tire caught in the tracks and was totally disoriented and scared when all I could see was blood dripping from my head. Thank you in particular to the man who put pressure on the cut until the ambulance arrived. I’m so impressed by and thankful for my DC community that doesn’t hesitate to jump in and help. I wish I could repay you all.

7 Comment

  • Glad the poster sounds ok! Biking on H Street is incredibly dangerous. Use the bike lanes up and down a block.

  • gerresdpm

    This gives me hope that there is still kindness in the world!

  • dude. don’t ride your bike on h street.

  • Ugh…this happened to me on H St a few weeks ago. I’m not a very experienced biker, especially when it comes to city biking. Those tracks are scary! Luckily I was wearing a helmet, because I hit my head hard, and no cars were behind me. I was biking with someone so I was not alone, but a store owner saw the aftermath and invited me in and offered bandaids. I’m glad you received the same kindness.

  • Apparently DC stranger kindness doesn’t extend to not publicly shaming someone for an accident. It’s probaby something this person regrets and already now knows. That’s kinda like pouring salt in the wound, right?

    Hope you’re on the mend!

    • It’s not public shaming, it’s good advice. And it’s worth saying so that others hopefully won’t need to repeat what OP’s done the hard way.