Kansas family search for good Samaritans after crash

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A Kansas family wants to find the good Samaritans who helped them after a crash.

Bernadette Aluise said that her family got into a rollover accident near Emporia. The accident took place around 10:30 a.m. Saturday on I-35. All five passengers, including children, in her vehicle walked away with minor injuries. They were heading from their home in Andover to Kansas City for soccer games.

According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s office, Ray Emley was driving a pickup truck southbound in the northbound lanes. At the same time, Aluise family was heading north in their SUV. They transferred into the inside lane to pass another vehicle. They saw Emley’s pickup in the same lane. Both vehicles swerved, with Emley’s vehicle striking the back end of the SUV. The SUV rolled over and came to a rest on its top.

Three people in the SUV were taken to the hospital. Emley refused treatment, but later went to the hospital by private vehicle. Everyone in the crash was wearing a seatbelt and are expected to be OK.

While waiting for first responders, Aluise said people stopped to help them on the side of the road. She wanted to extend her gratitude to them, the EMS and the staff at Newman Regional Health.

 “They all looked at us like we were incredibly lucky and they were so right as I look at this picture,” she wrote online.

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