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Birmingham family thankful for good Samaritan

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The SUV back on July 1 after the accident. (Source: WBRC video) The SUV back on July 1 after the accident. (Source: WBRC video)

It's one of many parent's worst nightmares: Learning your child was in a car accident. Luckily for a pair of Birmingham families, a good Samaritan was there to aid those loved ones until help arrived.

When an SUV tumbled down a ravine and into a small creek off Pratt Highway back on July 1, two young men inside were both badly hurt.

Leticia Coar says Brian Collins happened to be there and offered to help. He put out the vehicle fire and called for help before attempting to help the victims.

Coar's 18-year-old son was pinned in the SUV with two broken legs. At one point, Collins called Coar to put her son in touch with her.

"He even put the phone to his face to allow me to speak with my son, and it made the world of difference. You never hear of good Samaritans actually happening and this was not only a Samaritan but a guardian angel during my time and my family's time of such a tragedy," said Coar.

Coar says Collins was humble and said there was no need for praise. She just wanted to tell everyone that some people do wonderful things under trying circumstances.

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