Group of 7 quick-thinking men save San Angelo family dangling from overpass
SAN ANGELO, Texas —
The San Angelo Police Department is thanking seven men for their quick thinking and heroics in their effort to save the life of a family on Friday morning.
Reid Myers, Jacob Rodriguez, Paul Guevarra, Pattrick Davidson, Adrian Martinez, Julio Vasquez and Marco Vasquez all worked together to put their body weight on the trunk of a vehicle that was teetering from the Loop 306 retaining wall, according to a press release.
"Their selflessness and teamwork saved the family and we are truly grateful for them," said the San Angelo Police Department.
On Friday, the San Angelo Police Department responded to the 700 block of Glenna Street at around 8 a.m. to a report of an occupied passenger vehicle, which was a white 2012 Mazda 3, dangling from the embankment just east of the Glenna Street Overpass.
The San Angelo Police Department said that when they arrived on the scene, they found a 36-year-old woman, her 8-year-old daughter and her 9-year-old son safe and outside of their vehicle thanks to the work of Good Samaritans.
The woman told authorities that she swerved to avoid a collision with a red pickup truck while she was driving eastbound on Houston Harte Frontage Road.
The woman's car reportedly traveled down the embankment and began to go over the Loop 306 retaining wall when the seven heroic individuals stepped in to save the woman, her two children and her car.
Besides placing their weight on the woman's vehicle’s trunk, the men tethered the Mazda to Reid Myers' Ford F-350 pickup truck.
The San Angelo Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the driver of the red pickup truck and/or figuring out where the red pickup truck and its driver are and anyone who may have more information about the red pickup truck or its driver is asked to call Officer Steven Quade at 325-657-4253.