Good Samaritan reunited with woman he saved

Elkhart, Ind. An Elkhart woman was reunited with the mystery rescuer who pulled her out of her wrecked jeep after a car accident Monday afternoon.

MacKayla Que was driving down U.S. 20 in Elkhart on her way to work when she hit a curb, overcorrected and swerved into a concrete barrier. Her car flipped several times before landing upside down with Que hanging, trapped by her seat belt.

Next thing she remembered, a man was running towards her. He pulled out a pocket knife, freed her from the seat belt, and pulled her out of the wrecked car. Then he waited with her until the ambulance arrived and drove away.

Que sustained injuries to her neck and arm, but they didn't stop her from trying to find the man who saved her. She looked to local media to ask readers and viewers if they were the mystery rescuer.

"The blood was rushing to my head," said Que. "So I was really hurting to hold myself up so I just really wanted to know who it was because I got to the hospital and I was like I don’t know who helped me."

Dennis Drake, a South Bend resident, saw the story and his wife emailed Que to tell her it was Drake that saved her.

They met at a local Elkhart restaurant Saturday afternoon and Que was able to thank her rescuer for saving her that day.

"I was at the right point at the right time and somebody needed help," said Drake. "And that's what it's all about -- helping someone."


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