Man helps car crash victims, falls from overpass – survives

Published: February 27, 2007 | 5668th good news item since 2003

“A lot of things go through my mind but I know God was there.”

Meet the man known as the “Good Samaritan.”

He has a story that’s being called a miracle. Last month, Kendall Eggleston got out of his vehicle to help people who were involved in a multi-car accident.

Police say while lending a hand on Interstate 81, Eggleston was hit by a van and thrown over the median; falling more than 50 feet.

He’s had more than a month to reflect.

“How important life is, just to be alive and how important my family is,” Eggleston said.

Eggleston who was unconscious for more than a week suffered injuries to his wrist, pelvis and extensive nerve damage to his leg.
He remains in the hospital and has a long road of rehab ahead. His wife Tammy, says she’ll be there every step.

Tammy Eggleston, Kendall’s wife, said “I don’t care what it takes or what I go to do, I just keep praying and being there and do what I got to do and get through this and see what God’s plan is for us.”

The Egglestons say they he have mixed emotions regarding the accident.

“There was a little anger and frustration but I don’t have any regrets,” Kendall Eggleston said.

They say God has his reasons and they thank Him for the gift of life.

“My daughter says ‘God just set him down with his hands because it’s a miracle he’s alive,” Tammy Eggleston said.

Friends are planning a benefit to help cover Eggleston’s medical costs.

Published in Life
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