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Cyclist Christin Tschacher finds Good Samaritan who pulled her from road

06/09/2015 10:06 EDT | Updated 06/09/2016 05:59 EDT
North Vancouver cyclist Christin Tschacher's Facebook plea to find and thank the woman who dragged her from traffic, possibly saving her life, has worked.

Tschacher told CBC News that after sending out the plea — which included "Vancouverites, I need your help!" — she has spoken to the woman who helped her, but isn't identifying the Good Samaritan out of respect for her privacy.

"If she wouldn't have stopped, I don't know if the next car would have crashed into me," Tschacher told CBC News on Sunday, when she was still looking for the helpful stranger.

The accident happened during Tschacher's bike to work from her North Vancouver home last Friday.

The last thing she remembered was turning off Keith Road onto Brooksbank Avenue. As she rode her bike along the sidewalk at about 8 a.m. PT, the front basket fell off. 

She assumed she rode into the basket, which made her fall into the road, but doesn't remember the tumble. She was wearing a helmet, but suffered a concussion.

The woman pulled Tschacher to safety and stayed with her until a friend arrived.

"I am so very thankful that she stopped and pulled me off the road," she said. "I know she was on her way to work as well, so I'm thankful that she took the time to stop, help me out there and stay with me."

Tschacher plans to meet the woman for coffee to say thank you with a handmade gift, when she's fully recovered.

Map: East Keith Road and Brooksbank Avenue, North Vancouver

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