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Driver's search for Good Samaritans who helped after crash

Katie Rae was left in shock after the crash on the A736 heading towards Glasgow.

Katie Rae: Unable to stand after crash.
Katie Rae: Unable to stand after crash.

A woman who was injured when her car crashed into a railway bridge is appealing to find members of the public who came to her rescue.

Katie Rae was involved in the crash on the A736 heading towards Glasgow after driving into an oil patch before careering off the road.

The 28-year-old has told of the moment she was unable to stand because of the shock as a result of the smash, which happened on Wednesday, and several people who came to her assistance.

Ms Rae, from Ayr, said: "I am very lucky to say that I have walked away with no broken bones. I was just battered and bruised and had a bit of whiplash.

"At the time of the crash, several people stopped and helped me, and in the state I was in, I never got any of their names.

"I want to say thank you to the man that helped me when I got out of the car and was unable to stand because of the shock and to the women who called the emergency services and put me in their car until the ambulance came.

"Also, to the paramedic who had finished his shift and stopped on his way home to assist, taking my vital signs and reassuring me.

"I also want to say thank you to the nurse, who on her way to work gave me her jacket until the ambulance came and to all of the emergency services who arrived promptly and put out my smoking car."

'At the time of the crash, several people stopped and helped me, and in the state I was in, I never got any of their names.'
Katie Rae

She added that keeping to the speed limit was the reason why she avoided being seriously injured.

"I was very lucky to have so many caring people willing to stop and assist me and I will never forget any of you," she said.

"I was driving under the speed limit or else it may have been a whole different outcome."

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