Pablo Trefftz Posada is looking for the man who helped save him after a mtn. biking accident.
SEATTLE -- A Seattle mountain biker is searching for a man who called for help after a terrible wreck. Trouble is, he can’t remember the wreck, the ambulance ride, the hospital or any other aspect of the traumatic ordeal. The only thing Pablo Trefftz Posada knows for sure is that he owes a man named “Luke” one big thank you.
Pablo was hitting the trails in Issaquah’s Duthie Hill Park, a much needed break from a heavy course load at the University of Washington. On the afternoon of April 1st things went blank, literally. A nasty crash wiped the slate clean. Now he tells TrailMob he has a fuzzy memory of going off a series of small jumps and his next memory is waking up at a family friend’s home having no clue what happened or how he got there.
Hospital records indicate the 23-year-old graduate student was admitted to the Emergency Room at Overlake Hospital with a broken wrist, severe concussion and a nasty gash on this face that needed stitches.
Staring at his beat-up helmet, he is thankful it was not worse but is still trying to figure out exactly what happened - a bit like trying to put together a puzzle with only half the pieces. Scanning through his phone he realized he must have called his parents in Michigan at some point after the crash. What was said during a couple of phone calls to his parents is where the mystery deepens.
“I think I was in an accident, I don’t know where I am.”
At some point after the wreck, he called his parents, telling them: “I think I was in an accident, I don’t know where I am.” His parents could tell by the tone in his voice that this was no April Fool’s joke and immediately offered to call 911, then “Oh hold on, someone is coming over this way.” That someone is the mystery good samaritan who came on the line and calmly said, “Hey this is Luke, don’t worry I’ll take care of him.”
Luke called 911 and 15 minutes later an ambulance was taking Pablo to the hospital. While waiting for the ambulance to arrive, Luke called Pablo’s now frantic parents from Pablo's phone and told them “he does not have any life threatening injuries but an ambulance is taking him to the hospital.” Pablo tells us it appears Luke rode off before anyone could get his information. Now, he would like the chance to say thank you to the person who may have saved his life. Unfortunately, he has no way of knowing who he is or how to get in touch with him.
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