The Star-Herald

Modern-day Good Samaritans

To the editor:

On Dec. 5, 2018, my wife and I were traveling north on Interstate 95 about one-half mile from the Sherman exit. Two deer were standing on the highway and, because of the darkness, I hit and killed both of them.

Even though the airbags did not deploy, my car was a total loss. The traffic was going by, in the passing lane, through the glass and debris.

However, within a couple of minutes, a pickup pulling a trailer went by and then stopped. Two men came back to our car to offer assistance. It was two guys we knew, Darrell and Nick McCrum from Mars Hill, who live not far from where we do.

They waited with us until the state trooper arrived and the tow truck was on the way to pick up the car. Then we traveled with them to Mars Hill, where Darrell McCrum loaned me a car to go home and to get a rental car in Presque Isle the next morning.

When these guys stopped, they didn’t realize it was people they knew. However, they wanted to help the one who had just had a bad experience.

Most of the news we hear these days seems to be bad news. However, these two guys care about people and they showed it by their actions. They went out of their way to help us that night and we will always be grateful.

It reminds me of a story told by Jesus in Luke 10:30-35 of the Holy Bible. That night, Darrell and Nick McCrum were modern-day examples of the Good Samaritan.

Pastor H.M. Carter


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