MIAMI – A good Samaritan who stopped to help accident victims ended up getting hit by a car and pinned underneath. He told WSVN that if it weren’t for a woman who held his hand, he may not have survived.
“I was talking to God and saying, ‘I want this to be over. How long are you going to keep me here God?'” William Haedo said.
Haedo was driving when he spotted an accident. The Miami man got out of his car to help the victims. Another car ended up hitting him, pinning in underneath.
“I felt the tire go over my shoulder and over my head. I know what that feels like now,” said Hadeo. “When the car stops, I am upright. I feel like the undercarriage of the car is right on me. I have no space. I actually felt like there was pressure on my chest. I said, ‘This is it.’ But it was taking so long for me to die is how I felt.”
As firefighters worked furiously to free him, a woman approached the car and laid on the ground. She reached out and grabbed Hadeo’s hand.
“I needed that — so bad to feel her hand on my hand. Her hand helped me survive those 20 minutes under the car,” Hadeo told WSVN. “If I wouldn’t have that hand, I feel like my life would have ended.”
Eventually, crews were able to rescue Hadeo. He was taken to a hospital and was treated for his injuries.
Now, he’s hoping to find the woman to thank her properly.
“All I can tell her is thanks. That woman’s bond will be forever,” said Hadeo.