A Man Is Looking For The Good Samaritan That Saved His Life

A man who survived a horrific crash last month is looking for the Good Samaritan who kept him from bleeding to death until help arrived.

Local 10 reported on its website that on Monday, June 8th, at approximately 4:00 p.m.,  Navy veteran Jay Santana was driving his vehicle along University Drive when he collided with a white van that was making a left turn onto Johnson Street.

From his hospital bed, Johnson told reporters that he didn’t remember anything before waking up from surgery. Photographs of the front of his vehicle, however, show that he is lucky to be alive.  According to Satana’s friends, a first responder had told them that Jay probably survived due to the actions of a Good Samaritan who held constant pressure on his wounds and kept him from bleeding out.

“In times like this, when people are afraid to come into contact with other people due to COVID-19, her courage saved my life,” Santana said. “I am forever thankful.”

A spokesperson for the Pembroke Pines Police Department said that the Good Samaritan was gone before officers arrived at the scene, so there was no contact information for her.

Surveillance video taken from the scene shows people trying to lend assistance. However, it was taken at such a distance; it was impossible to get a clear description of who Santana’s rescuer might be.

Investigators told reporters that Santana was the only person injured in the crash and that they believe that speed was a factor.  The crash is still currently under investigation, and no citations have been made.

Santana is still recovering, and his friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help with his hospital bills.  While recovering, he hopes to someday find and thank the woman who saved his life.