A Good Samaritan from Fort St. John has reconnected with the woman he helped save two years ago, according to the Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune.
On Nov. 26, 2013, Kiesha Mastrodimos hit a moose while driving home from a babysitting job. The crash left her paralyzed from the waist down.
Before the first responders arrived, Dan Passey, a truck driver with Mustang Rentals, a Fort St. John company, came to her and provided Mastrodimos and her passenger with blankets, comforted them, and stayed with them until more help arrived.
"It was pretty cold that night, I remember thinking I was cold standing there while I was with her, thinking, I can't imagine how cold it was laying there in the snow—but we didn't want to move her," Passey told the Herald-Tribune.
Mastrodimos’ passenger did not suffer serious injuries as a result of the crash.
Mastrodimos didn’t know Passey’s name, but posted a statement of appreciation on Facebook. That post went viral, helping her to re-connect with Passey.
Passey told the newspaper that he never knew of Mastrodimos’s status after the crash until she re-connected with him.
“The problem with the north is that everyone gets used to seeing vehicles in the ditch and you don't even think twice about it, right?” Passey was quoted as saying.
“Everybody should take that second look at things.”