Powhatan sheriff thanks good Samaritans who helped rescue child from bad wreck

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POWHATAN, Va. (WRIC) — Ask and you shall receive!

The Powhatan Sheriff’s Office hoped to connect with some good Samaritans who helped rescue a child from a bad wreck that took place on August 8. 

The crash occurred at around 2 p.m. on Route 13, near Ridge Road, after a sedan tried to pass a mail truck that was attempting to make a left turn.

The two vehicles collided, and investigators say three people — a babysitter and two children — in the sedan were injured. The babysitter was charged in the crash. 

When Deputy Josh Barnes arrived on the scene, he noticed one of the children trapped under one of the vehicles and several witnesses to the crash attempting to lift the vehicle off the child.

Deputy Barnes assisted them and together were able to lift the vehicle and pull the child from beneath it. 

Thanks to the community’s help and a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office was able to organize a meet and greet. 

On Facebook, the Powhatan Sheriff’s Office showed the meeting between the child who was rescued and the Good Samaritans who helped the deputy lift the car.

At the end of the Facebook post, the Powhatan Sheriff’s Office shared its appreciation to the community. 

“We are truly grateful to all those who make this community what it is. Thank you,” the post read. 

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