The good Samaritan who helped free a toddler from a terrifying crash in North Carolina and then left the scene before he could be recognized for his good deed has come forward. But he doesn’t want to take credit so much as give credit to God for intervening.
Jonathan Gage Hampton told WLOS-TV he was at in the parking lot of the Gold’s Gym in Asheville last Friday when he noticed a car driving fast through his rearview mirror.
Within seconds, the car had crashed into the nearby pharmacy and was on its side.
Hampton said he heard a car screaming, and without thinking, he hopped out of his car to help.
The local news station got in touch with Hampton after witnesses told authorities about a mystery good Samaritan who got the toddler out of the car.
Hampton eventually came forward, writing on the station’s Facebook page, “I’m the mystery man.”
A mystery man rushed to the scene of a crash Friday to help rescue a child from the vehicle.
Hampton said it may have been divine intervention that led him to the parking lot on that very day.
“I just wanna thank God for being at the right place at the right time,” he said.
It’s unclear what caused the driver of the car to lose control. He is in the hospital with serious injuries. Miraculously, the child was not hurt.
“I’m thankful to be able to help them, and I’m just glad no one was killed,” Hampton said.