Crash victim searching for good Samaritans who helped her family

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – After surviving a horrific crash, a Suffolk mother is searching for the good Samaritans who rushed to help her family at the scene.

Deidre “DeeDee” Jaynes reached out to 10 On Your Side in hopes of tracking down the people who came to her aid after she lost control driving on the Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge on Sunday morning.

With her husband, Josh, and baby, Aiden, inside her SUV, Jaynes veered off the road and smashed into the side of the bridge. She doesn’t remember much, other than the people who helped her.

“That’s all I remember, just the smells and the flashes of everything happening,” she said. “A bunch of people came rushing to us.”

Jaynes recalls one woman tending to 9-month-old Aiden and keeping him by his mother’s side. A man took off his shirt while another man used it to stop Josh’s head from bleeding.

“They saved his life, definitely,” she told 10 On Your Side. “It’s good to know there’s good people in the world still, who helped a family in need… it’s nice, and they all prayed for us. It was like six people got out and prayed.”

Ambulances quickly whisked the three away, and Jaynes never managed to say thank you to the folks who helped them. She barely remembers what the good Samaritans look like.

She contacted 10 On Your Side in hopes of tracking down the strangers.

“I just want to say thank you,” Jaynes said.

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