An eternally grateful California mother has taken to social media to hunt for a good Samaritan who saved the life of her teen daughter following a horrific car accident.
According to police reports, a woman in her late teens was entering the highway when she lost control on the wet road surface. She then skidded across traffic where she was struck by two other southbound cars.
When Terrie Madruga pulled onto the local highway as she headed to work, she was confronted with the fiery aftermath of the accident. “I couldn’t imagine. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare that there is an accident and where is your kid,” Madruga told CBS Sacramento.
As Madruga approached the scene, she recalled being able to feel the intense heat coming into her own vehicle. “It was so hot, my car was filling up with heat,” she explained. Karen and Roger Salstrom were also making the commute to work when they saw the accident unfold.
“I thought maybe it would explode at some time,” recalled Karen, “that’s what I was afraid of.”
“They’re a hero because they valued saving that person,” she added.
A fiery crash in Lincoln this morning… 3 people stopped to pull a teen driver to safety. Now the teen’s mother is searching for her daughters saviors. Story at 10 @CBSSacramento pic.twitter.com/pg06xOUj9R
— Drew Bollea (@Drew_CBS13) January 17, 2018
Authorities stated that three other drivers who were not involved in the crash stopped near the overpass to offer assistance. Incredibly, one of them pulled the teenager from the burning car. Now, the girl’s mother Jacklynn Marfil is on a mission to find this local hero.
“My daughter was unconscious and pulled from the burning vehicle,” mother Jacklynn Marfill wrote on Facebook.
“I would like to thank him personally. He saved my daughter’s life.”
“It’s good to know that they’re all watching out after each other,” said Madruga.
CBS reported that Jacklynn was able to find out the names of those who stopped to help her daughter. However, she is seeking to locate them so she can thank them personally.
The crash resulted in another person being hospitalized with minor injuries. Amazingly, the daughter is expected to make a full recovery.
We will keep you updated with any further developments on the story.