Bus driver assists fall victim who sees funny side of premature visit to funeral parlour
Lou Brown can joke about the fact that he got off a bus, fell on the road and ended up in a funeral parlour.
But his gratitude for the bus driver and the woman in the funeral parlour is no joke – he’s extremely grateful for their help.
Mr Brown, 89, who is legally blind, caught the bus outside the War Veterans home at Collaroy Plateau on January 4 and got off near Pacific Pde, Dee Why.
“I lost my balance and fell on to Pittwater Rd,” he said.
The bus driver, Alan Corke, knew Mr Brown’s eyesight was poor so he kept a lookout for him.
Mr Corke sensed something was wrong, got out of his bus and found Mr Brown on the road.
With the help of a passer-by, he helped Mr Brown into nearby Ann Wilson Funeral Directors where he was tended by Ann Wilson.