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Social media helps family find Good Samaritan following accident

Dana Weiss greeted Andrew Corum and Samantha Hill for the first time since the accident Wednesday. (Source: WAVE 3 News) Dana Weiss greeted Andrew Corum and Samantha Hill for the first time since the accident Wednesday. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
A photo taken from the scene of the accident helped the family identify Weiss. (Source: Samantha Hill) A photo taken from the scene of the accident helped the family identify Weiss. (Source: Samantha Hill)
Samantha Hill (Source: WAVE 3 News) Samantha Hill (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Dana Weiss (Source: WAVE 3 News) Dana Weiss (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Andrew Corum (Source: WAVE 3 News) Andrew Corum (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A family turned to social media in hopes of finding a Good Samaritan who refused to leave their injured son's side after he was involved in a crash.

On Aug. 5 Andrew Corum, 17, was on his way home from a friend's house when a car slammed into his scooter on West Pages Lane.

"I never lost consciousness. I hit the hood and I hit my face on the hood and I kinda rolled over and tucked in and then I hit ground. And I crawled over to the side," Andrew said of the crash. "I couldn't feel anything."

Dana Weiss, who lived nearby, heard the accident and ran outside where she found Andrew laying on the ground.

"What I always call the mom instincts always come out,” she said. “It doesn't take a trained professional to do what I did.”

But Weiss is also a nurse and knew Andrew had to stay still until EMS got there.

“You keep everybody calm, you keep them still until help arrives," said Weiss.

That's when Andrew's mother, Samantha Hill, just happened to drive by the scene of the accident. Weiss shifted her attention from Andrew - to his mother.

"She said ‘you're ok Mom, he's ok Mom, you're ok Mom,'" Hill said.

Andrew was taken to the hospital where he spent several days and had to have surgery on his legs. But the family kept thinking about the woman who helped him.

“We thought, you know, someone should really thank her but we have no idea who she is or how to even thank her."

What Hill did have was pictures she took of the accident scene. One of those photos had the woman in it. Hill cropped the photo and posted it on the facebook group "I am Dixie Highway” asking for help to identify the woman so she could thank her.

"Everybody who ever has known me contacted me," Weiss said about the post. "I said ‘uh oh, what did I do?'"

After finding out who she was Weiss got to meet Andrew and his mother again, but this time it's a very different scene than the one before. She went to visit the family at their home.

"I didn't know where you come from, I just remember you helping me off the road," Andrew told Weiss.

"She did everything she could. Even if it wasn't anything she could do just the fact of being there with him so he wasn't alone. That means a lot to us that he wasn't laying there alone," Hill said.

Andrew is continuing to recover from the crash and will have to use a wheelchair for two months.

His school, Pleasure Ridge Park High School, is allowing him to do schoolwork from home.

Hill says without them they may never have been able to track Weiss down.

Both women said the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash did stop.

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