Good Samaritan saves woman as car dangles above creek after crash

(Photo: WKRN)

WOODLAWN, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Good Samaritan helped saved a woman whose vehicle was dangling above a creek after an accident Wednesday.

(Courtesy: The Newman Family)
(Courtesy: The Newman Family)

According to Clarksville Now, the two-car accident happened just before 5 p.m. on Blooming Grove Road.

Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Jerry Buchanan told the newspaper half of the victim’s car was on top of an embankment while the other half was dangling over the creek.

At one point, 34-year-old Tonya Newman just threw her hands up, praying that her car didn’t fall in to the fast moving water.

A passerby stopped and assisted Newman by tying a rope around the woman’s car and his truck to keep it from falling into the below creek.

“I really appreciate it because I don’t know what could have happened if he didn’t do that. It could have fell in the water and she could have been hurt even worse,” Tonya Newman’s child Zack told News 2.

(Courtesy: The Newman Family)
(Courtesy: The Newman Family)

Upon their arrival, emergency crews were able to secure the woman’s car and extricate her.

Newman was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Her family is just thankful she is alive. “It’s a miracle to me. I give the good Lord credit for that,” said her brother Tommy Newman.

Newman has a few broken bones, scratches and bruises but no internal injuries. Family said she had surgery and should be okay.

Two other men in the other vehicle were able to get out on their own, but their injuries are unknown.

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