Good Samaritan rushes to the aide of I-64 crash victims


HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A horrific accident on I-64 in Henrico County Thursday morning backed up traffic for hours and left two people injured.

8News caught up with one of the good Samaritans who helped two women that were bloodied and in desperate need of help.

bef37739d18c418b98245846193038fa“I see this vehicle had just turned over, flipped, wheels and everything still spinning,” VanDora Beaver recalled of the hectic scene.

A woman dangling half out of the car with road rash was crying out, “my sister! My sister!” Beaver said.

That woman’s sister was critically injured in the car.

“I mean, the front of that vehicle was smashed,” Beaver said.


By this time, others had stopped to help.

“You had people on the phone calling 9-11, one person was trying to find the best contact info,” Beaver said.

But the toughest job fell to Beaver herself.

“So, I had to take her leg over, take her leg out and just pull her her on out,” Beaver said. “And when I say blood, I mean blood was everywhere.”


Beaver, though, remained selfless and called it a group effort. She also had no problem sacrificing one of her favorite articles of clothing — a white, long-sleeved shirt that was autographed by members of the Harlem Globetrotters.

“Everybody stepped up. Everybody had a part to play in this everybody came together,” she said. “We didn’t exchange numbers or anything, it was just something that we hope everyday people would do.”

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