Good Samaritan helps mother, child and dog of rollover accidentFargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -With dozens of rollovers and accident in our region the last 24-hours, law enforcement, EMS and good Samaritans have been coming to the rescue of injured or stranded motorists.
By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY
Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -With dozens of rollovers and accident in our region the last 24-hours, law enforcement, EMS and good Samaritans have been coming to the rescue of injured or stranded motorists.
The story of one young mother who stopped to help another mom in need.
I could tell that it was icy because I started to slide.
As Kayla Gylland (jill-ind) headed south on 29 with her own two bundles from daycare, she saw it.
Kayla Gylland, Good Samaritan: “Kind of swerved over into my lane and into the ditch, I saw snow fly and saw it roll and I stopped.”
Once Kayla had safely pulled over on 1-29, she ran over to the rolled truck that is when she saw a mother searching for her baby.
Gylland: “I saw her getting out of the driver's window and I ran out and she was gone I was yelling for her and she was back in the truck and I saw her getting out with her daughter.”
With so many roll-overs and cars in the ditch, the scene on south 29 was chaotic with law enforcement, ambulances. But Kayla opened her door and heart to the mother and her 15-month old baby.
Gylland: “Got the daughter in the vehicle, to stay warm and I said is there anyone else and she said there was also a dog.”
This dog, Kinzie, was traumatized by the rollover and the events immediately after, but Kayla and her family welcomed the dog for the night.
Gylland: “We found the dog food in the snow and reunited Kinzie with family this morning”
In an email to us, the mom in the accident credited Kayla for her generosity and hospitality and for going above and beyond to help a stranger.
"it shows what type of person she really is."
The mom went to credit seat belts for saving their lives last night. One happy, girl who escaped injury and is back with her pooch tonight, thanks to another caring mom.
The mother in the accident says she took a car-seat "safety-class" while she was pregnant, and says all new parents, like her, should learn how to install and check car seats properly.