Crash family appeals to find samaritans

Pictured are Hana and Andy York, of Holbrook, who were rescued by "Good Samaritans" after they were involved in a crash near Ashover and Matlock.
Pictured are Hana and Andy York, of Holbrook, who were rescued by "Good Samaritans" after they were involved in a crash near Ashover and Matlock.
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A Holbrook family which was forced off the road in a car crash has appealed for the Good Samaritans who came to their rescue to come forward, so they can thank them.

Andy and Hana York and their two young children Sam, five, and Martha, two, were travelling along Holestone Gate Road, near Ashover and Matlock, when how their Ford people carrier was forced off the road by an on-coming vehicle, possibly a Toyota Corolla, in snowy and icy conditions.

Hana, 34, told how their vehicle went into a ditch and hit a tree as the other on-coming vehicle continued its journey at 10am, on Sunday, March 10.

Fortunately, a passing flat-back truck and a camper van stopped and its occupants were able to pull the vehicle out with ropes.

Hana, of Holbrook, said: “Everyone was quite badly shaken up. If we hadn’t hit the tree, we would have toppled over.

“We were on a lonely road, with the snow coming down and really couldn’t believe what had happened.

“You can only hope that the other driver didn’t realise. We had to swerve out of the way.

“Luckily, the two vehicles that came along included a tree surgeon and another man with equipment in the back of their truck and another kind man in a camper van and they used pulleys between them to get us out.

“They did us a huge favour and saved us from what could of been a disastrous and scary situation.

“We were so grateful but never had a chance to thank these Good Samaritans properly and it’s only in hindsight that you realise how amazing they were.

“We would love to hear from them. They must have mentioned it somebody. We would love to thank them properly and highlight what good samaritans they were to us.”

The helpers are urged to contact the family by calling 0780 350 5731.

Derbyshire Police are also appealing for any witnesses to the incident to contact them on their non-emergency 101 number.