Good Samaritan

  • Monday, February 13, 2012

Dear Editor:

I am trying to locate a gentleman from Moncks Corner. All I know about him is that he is a Baptist who drives a pickup. He was accompanied by a woman and a young boy, and I would guess his age between 30 and 40.
This man was a Godsend to me when I hit a deer on Interstate 95 about 20 miles south of Florence on Dec. 26, 2011. My wife and I were returning from a wonderful Christmas visit with my son in Charleston, heading to Maryland. 
Upon stopping, he immediately exhibited initiative in assisting us. Fortunately we were not injured. 
He had the presence of mind to pry open the hood and look for the fuse box of our car, to disconnect the horn that was blaring after the accident. In the confusion after the police arrived, he slipped away and I was unable to talk to him again.
I have had past experiences of kindness from the good people of South Carolina, but this gentleman should be especially recognized for his assistance in what could have been a major catastrophe.
I called the Northside Baptist Church and Moncks Corner Baptist Church to ask for their help in locating him, but to date have had no luck. I know there are a number of other Baptist churches in the area, so I thought a letter to the editor may help us located him so he can be properly thanked.
If anyone can help me, I would be most appreciative. My number is (239) 472-3473.
Thank you.

Richard Durst
Sanibel Island, FL

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