A good Samaritan is being credited with potentially saving a man's life, as he was pictured pulling a driver from the passenger-side window, the other side of the SUV leaning precariously close to the edge of a canyon.
Shortly after 23-year-old Mathew Sitko was rescued by the unknown man, he disappeared.
Tribune's Barry Kough took this photo of a passer-by pulling Mathew Sitko from an SUV. Details in Thursday's paper. pic.twitter.com/tcBKroAD4z— LewistonTribune (@LewistonTribune) April 16, 2015
“He said he had to go, and he left,” Lewiston police officer Eric Olson told the Lewiston Tribune.
Sitko lost control of his 2000 GMC Yukon Wednesday morning, veering off the road and crashing into the chain-link fence around 8 a.m. local time Wednesday, a news release from the police office stated. The fence was the only thing that kept the vehicle from going over into Bryden Canyon.
KHQ-TV reported that the male pedestrian broke Sitko's window with a rock and pulled him from the car.
Sitko suffered only minor injuries, and a police investigation found "some type of mental episode may have been responsible for the collision."
The newspaper reported that no citations were issued.
On his Facebook page, Sitko wrote, "I am truly blessed by God today!! Thank you God & Jesus for taking care of me!! I love you!"
(H/T: Daily Mail)
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