Conexión San Ángelo/ SAPD, PIO Tracy Gonzalez, contributor
Photo courtesy of SAPD

SAN ANGELO — The number seven proved to be lucky for one San Angelo family that narrowly escaped driving off a steep embankment during their morning commute on Friday, June 1. Seven Good Samaritans: Reid Myers, Jacob Rodriguez, Paul Guevarra, Pattrick Davidson, Adrian Martinez, Julio Vasquez, and Marco Vasquez, quickly sprang into action and worked together to put their body weight on the teetering vehicle’s trunk while others tethered the Mazda to Myers’s Ford F30.  

Just after 8:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Glenna Street for the report of an occupied passenger vehicle that was dangling from the embankment just east of the Glenna Street Overpass.

SAPD PIO Tracy Gonzalez stated that when Officers arrived they located the vehicle’s occupants, a 36-year-old San Angelo mother and her two children, a 9-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy, safe and outside the vehicle thanks to the heroic actions of the seven Samaritans.

The woman told Officers she was driving eastbound on the Houston Harte frontage road when she swerved to avoid a collision with a red pickup truck.  After her white, 2012 Mazda 3 left the roadway, it traveled down the embankment and began to go over the Loop 306 retaining wall — stopping short thanks to the Mazda’s undercarriage and seven nearby heroes.

If anyone who witnessed the crash has information, please call the non emergency number, 325-657-4315.

Myers, Rodriguez, and Guevarra  are Orig-Equip Inc. employees, while Davidson is employed by Allstar Pro Services. The other three Good Samaritans: Adrian Martinez, Julio Vasquez, and Marco Vasquez work for Premier Automotive.

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