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My Turn: Angels that saved me

There was an article in the Press Dispatch on Oct. 30, 2011 about a woman being airlifted after being hit on her motorcycle on Bear Valley Road and Locust Avenue in Victorville.

My name is Monique Allen, and I was the motorcycle rider that was hit that afternoon (on Oct. 29, 2011). I wanted to follow up on the article and say thank you to all of the angels that helped me that afternoon.

There are so many bad events going on in this world it is wonderful that we still have people out there willing to help others.

There was a man that just so happened to be driving behind me in a black car and saw the entire event. He stayed to block me with his car, spoke with my mother, gave her directions and gave her my phone upon her arrival at the scene. Later, I found out his name was Tony, but I have no other information about him. I vaguely remember what he looks like, but he helped tremendously.

There was also a woman that day that saved my life. When I finally landed, I started to go in and out of consciousness. This woman sat in the street holding my hand, talking to me, crying and talking to the 911 operator, from what I can remember shaking, telling them to hurry. That poor woman was crying and shaking like I was her own child.

I truly believe that she is the angel that was sent to talk to me to keep me alive and keep me from having brain damage because every time I would drift off, she would call my name.

“Monique, you have to wake up and talk to me, honey,” she would say. “Please look at me, they are almost here to get you. Just hold my hand.”

I just remember she had blond hair with big curls. I think she had glasses.

I have a full back tattoo of a garden that represents my family members, whom I consider my angels. Everything in the garden represents someone in my family. I have added three new dragonflies for the people that helped me during my accident because I consider them my angels as well. Each dragonfly has special details that I remember about the person from the day of the accident.

I always pray that one day I will have the opportunity to thank them in person. If you are reading this article or if you know the people this article is talking about, please have them contact the Daily Press. I will leave my contact information there with them.

If you’d like to contact Allen, call Daily Press Reporter Tomoya Shimura at (760) 955-5368.

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