Hearts wrenched then warmed

Two men trying to get away from a police car slammed their vehicle into the family’s car on Route 51 at Woodruff Street. The mom was driving, with her 11-year-old daughter in the front and 13-year-old son in the back seat. The girl is still at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh being treated for injuries that included internal bleeding.

The girl is also recovering from a surgery in which a third of her intestine was removed, the TV station reported. Her brother has been able to return home.

The mom says she’s not angry with the men who slammed into her car, but she would like to find the Good Samaritans who helped her family in the moments after the crash. “They were literally at my car before I could open my car door,” the mother said.

The unknown woman and man lent comfort and aid to the kids and their mom. Now the North Versailles family wants to thank them for their help in those frightening post-crash moments.

It’s so reassuring to read of good people willing to rush in to help strangers in need. Of course, there is only so much Good Samaritans can do. The costs of hospital care, surgeries, physical therapy and other medical treatment is very expensive and must be borne by crash victims unless they are able to successfully press a legal claim against those who caused the damages.

That is best accomplished with the assistance of a Pittsburgh personal injury attorney experienced in holding accountable those who injure innocent people in violent car accidents.