Woman Searches For Mystery Good Samaritan

Posted at 10:02 PM, Jul 29, 2016

A mid-state woman has asked for the public's help to find a good Samaritan who her and her son's lives after a crash.

Out of nowhere, a Good Samaritan freed Tabitha Highers and her son who were  trapped in their crashed car. Then suddenly, he was gone.

Neither of them were hurt in the crash Wednesday night in Lebanon, but days later, she was hoping to find the gentleman who stopped in her time of need.

"I was scared that no one was going to help us,” said Highers. 

Highers had just picked up dinner for her family from a Lebanon fast food restaurant. She was headed home on 231 South at Legends Drive. Moments later her car ended up on its side sliding into a ditch.

“When we hit the ground all we could hear was rock,” said Highers. 

The car was on its side, trapping Highers and her 6-year-old son. “I couldn't get myself out,” said Highers. “So someone had to have a lot of muscle to pull me out of the car, because we were just leaning and dangling there because of our seat belts.”

Highers said suddenly a male voice asked if she or son was hurt.

“I was on the phone with 911 at the time,” Highers said. “They heard it. He had me put the car in park and he pulled me out.”

Highers said the car was smoking and leaking oil. Somehow though, Highers and her son were not hurt. once they were freed from the car, the man who stopped to help was suddenly gone.

“I just want to be able to meet him and tell him thank you,” Highers said. “You know the way the world is today, no one had to stop and help us.”

Highers said she hydroplaned after heavy rain, but the cause of the crash was still under investigation.

Highers said, more importantly, she and her son are safe and want to thank the hero who jumped on her car to help.