The man behind the wheel lost control and was at the verge of falling inside a big ditch with his family in the SUV; then the good Samaritan intervened. It happened in Ondo State.
Below is the story he shared;
The driver, probably a young man in his mid 30s just kept his foot on the break. he is a hero. I probably would have been so scared looking out the window to see the valley behind me and my foot will tremble uncontrollably. but he held fast and waved frantically.
behind him, there was a woman and two children. first thing we did is take out the children through the window.. then we started waving down trailers.. one Dangote trailer stopped and i dived for the rope underneath it.. no time to check time.. we got two ropes…we quickly tied the ropes accordingly, the trailer tried to move. the ropes both cut.. it was a nervy moment as the suv almost slid off but one rope didn’t cut completely. nervy moment. phewww. remember the man and the woman are still inside. the woman was praying like a warrior
So i ran again and blocked another big truck.. i shouted rope rope rope.. that one now stopped.. and they threw one rope for us.. the mother of all ropes.. that one can lift a house. this 4runner is not just being towed, it was to be pulled because the tires. the entire weight
when the dangote truck began pulling, it was like the 4 runner was goring to rollover as it wasn’t a straight pull. remember there wasn’t enough space to pull straight. but God in his infinite mercies.. the jeep was out and it’s occupants safe. oh God was I relieved?
One thing that struck me was how I forgot that I had a phone during the whole rescue activity. I was all dirty from handling big ropes and going under the truck to tie them. I was so involved that I didn’t even remember that there is something called pictures.
it was when we got back in the bus that someone now mentioned pictures. eventually I collected these two pictures via whatsapp from one of my co-travelers. I really felt very useful. remember to drive safe guys. remember to help anyway you can when you can.
Big shout out to the GUO driver “sorry I can’t recall his name” who stopped instantly and took part in the rescue process as well. also was really impressed by the Dangote trailer driver, we hear a lot of bad reports but hey.. good reports abound too. blessed.