After near-death accident, woman wants to thank Good Samaritans

6:16 PM, Jan 26, 2014   |    comments
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KUSA - On January 11, an Evans woman lost control of her vehicle on I-25 and rolled into an oncoming semi. Both vehicles were totaled.

Sarah Solis survived, as did her passenger.

But even before first responders arrived people stopped their vehicles to help.

"All the windshields were shattered out. All the airbags were deployed," Solis said. "My adrenaline was going, and I'm shaking and everything."

She couldn't get her co-worker out of the van and wondered if her neck was injured. Then, she says she lost count of the good Samaritans who offered help.
She is still traumatized but grateful.

"I really, really appreciate it and I'm so thankful for [them] helping us," said Solis, who hopes to meet the people who stopped to help her.

She said around 1:30 p.m that day she was passing trucks in the right lane on I-25 going southbound. That's when someone who she doesn't think saw her switched lanes quickly and almost bumped her from behind.

She swerved, and then ended up in the median. Her van headed toward oncoming traffic.

"I still do have pain in my leg from the accident," said Solis, who says that even seeing car accidents on TV is traumatizing now.

She said she and her passenger were wearing seatbelts, but if the semi hadn't swerved officials believe she would be dead.

She said nobody was ticketed in the accident.

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