Mum thanks mystery woman for saving son

Redland Bay man Mark Meehan with his girlfriend Naan. Mr Meehan was hit by a maroon Toyota Surf on Gordon Road, Redland Bay, on November 5.THE mother of a 39-year-old cyclist who ended up in hospital after he was hit by a four-wheel-drive, has spoken out to thank a mystery woman she claims saved her son’s life.
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Redland Bay s Mark Meehan is in hospital after he was hit by a Toyota 4WD while on his bicycle in Gordon Road, Redland Bay, last week.

Christine Meehan said she wanted to publicly thank the woman, who paramedics said gave life-saving first aid at the crash.

Mrs Meehan said her son, Mark,was riding his bike on Gordon Road, Redland Bay, near the Redland Bay Uniting Church when the accident happened at about 4pm on November 5.

She said she believed a random act of kindness she did last year was repaid when the woman jumped her fence to administer first aid to Mark.

“He had an angel by his side. A woman heard the crash and jumped her fence and then called to her kid to ring the ambulance,” Mrs Meehan said.

“Police said if it wasn’t for her he would have died. She knew not to take his helmet off, which paramedics said saved his life.

“She comforted my son and stopped the bleeding and stayed with him until the ambulance arrived 20 minutes later.

“We will be eternally grateful to this woman and I believe this is how I was repaid for a random act of kindness I showed someone last year.”

Mark, a truck driver, was treated at the scene and taken by ambulance to Princess Alexandra Hospital, where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

He underwent surgery to his right leg on Friday and will be treated for multiple breaks in both legs, a dislocated elbow, fractured vertebrae, cuts and bruising.

“He has 12 stitches on his face and more cuts and grazing than I have ever seen on one person. The bruising is horrendous but he is alive,” Mrs Meehan said.

“He has good moments and bad ones but before he was out of the ICU he looked at me and said ‘I wish I’d died’.

“He will make a full recovery but it will be a long, hard road.”

Police Forensic Crash Unit are still investigating the accident but at the time of going to press had not charged or arrested anyone.

Mrs Meehan said she was “desperate” to know what happened to her son, who has been riding his bike around Redland Bay for more than 10 years.

Information from police said a 1992 maroon Toyota Surf collided with Mr Meehan’s bicycle at 4.15pm.

Anyone who saw the accident or has information, should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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