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Plea to find good samaritan in riverbank drama
8:00am Thursday 31st January 2013 in News
A ROAD crash victim wants to track down the mystery good samaritan who rescued her as her car dangled 15 feet above a freezing river.
Eighteen-year-old Abbii Clinch says she can’t remember whether she thanked the ‘white van man’ who came to her aid after leaving the A456 at Little Hereford in icy conditions.
The A-level student was on her way to Ludlow College to sit an exam when she came into collision with a bridge and spun into oncoming traffic before coming to rest on a bank overhanging the River Teme.
“I just remember looking down and there was a river beneath me," said Abbii.
“I was beeping my horn and then a really nice man in a white van helped get me out.
“I just wanted to say thank you to him because I can’t remember if I did at the time.
“If he had not come along I don’t know how long I’d have been there.”
She said her knight in shining armour was in his 20s and worked for a window cleaning business as she remembers him calling his boss.
Remarkably, the teenager still sat her law exam after a relative gave her a lift to college.
“Hopefully the adrenalin has got me through it," she added.
Anyone who thinks they may know the identity of the good samaritan can call the Hereford Times on 01432 845884 or email us.