An accident Thursday evening has a twist of fate -leaving two women thankful for one anothers aid to their mothers.
The accident was around 6:30 at the intersection of State Routes 60 and 719. According to the State Highway Patrol, a south-bound Jeep Cherokee driven by 80 year-old Thomas Pierce of Chandlersville struck a north-bound Chevy Malibu driven by 51-year-old Kathy Bebout of McConnelsville.
Witness Sue Moran was waiting at the light and instinctively ran to the scene.
"I was talking to her, I kept asking if she was okay, if she was okay, could she get up?" recalled Moran. "I looked down and there was a guy that popped the hood and when he did I looked down there was smoke coming up under the dash and I said we need to get you out of here because, all I could think, I had been an EMT for years and I had seen car catch on fire immediately so I got her out."
Moran said Bebout was able to walk and insisted they call her daughter- Jennifer Black- who was working at Willow Haven Nursing Home. Black left work immediately. When she arrived at the accident scene and met the woman who helped her mother, she was surprised to recognize her as a daughter of a Willow Haven resident.
"I see her all the time, I see her mom everyday, she’s a very nice woman," said Black. "I’m so glad she did it…"
Tomorrow at Willow Haven, the ladies will have an interesting story to share with Moran’s mother.
Bebout was taken by EMS to Good Samaritan Hospital with non life threatening injuries.