Dear Editor:

The following accident occurred on Oct. 31 a.m. at 530 Wells Bench Road in Orofino. The cause was failure of my pickup parking brake, allowing the truck to rollback over me as I was getting out, effectively trapping my lower left leg.

Thank you to the following rescuer and healthcare providers: Neighbor Frank Burch rescued me by jacking the front end off of me and driving me to the Clearwater Valley Hospital ER. There Dr. Phil Peterson, admitting physician, and his staff, nurses, and radiology prepped me for transport by Clearwater Valley Ambulance to Tri-State Hospital for emergency orthopedic surgery by Dr. Brian Beardsley and his staff including ER, pre-op, surgery and post-op to repair my broken lower left leg.

Lastly, thanks to wife Lenora, sons and daughters-in-law Carlos and Karen Hope and Charles and Barbara Hope for moral support, nursing care and food preparation.

Thanks again to one and all.

Lloyd J. Tourtellot


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