Driver struck by tractor-trailer gives thanks to anonymous good Samaritan

Wayland says a registered nurse, described as a man in his 30s, pulled over and helped her get out of her car, along with help from good Samaritans Kevin and Kathleen Vasco.

News 12 Staff

Nov 21, 2020, 12:47 AM

Updated 1,312 days ago

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A driver who was struck by a tractor-trailer on I-95 south in Norwalk is searching for the good Samaritan that helped her in the aftermath.
On Halloween, Sarah Wayland says she was taking Exit 14 at around 2 p.m. when her car was struck on the driver’s side.
"The left side of my car, it felt like it exploded on me…I had no idea what had happened. I was stunned and disoriented," she says.
Wayland says a registered nurse, described as a man in his 30s, pulled over and helped her get out of her car, along with help from good Samaritans Kevin and Kathleen Vasco.
Wayland says she was disoriented, but the RN — using his emergency medical training — got her to a safe area and began rendering medical aid.
"He took my blood pressure at one point and I was in between crying and slightly passing out," she says.
Wayland was rushed to the hospital with a concussion and other injuries, but she says she is expected to make a full recovery, and is grateful for the quick thinking of strangers.
“I just want to reach out and somehow find him to say ‘thank you.’ It's OK if he wants to stay anonymous…I just hope he gets to see this to know how grateful I am that he would go so far out of his way to help someone else," says Wayland.
She says her husband Patrick and her three daughters are also grateful to the three good Samaritans.
Wayland says the driver of the tractor-trailer was ticketed for failing to stop.


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