On Feb. 9, my husband and two young sons were in a car accident on the Maine Turnpike, heading south just before the Portland Jetport exit. My husband hit a patch of ice, causing him to go off the road and flipping the car on its side. Our two sons, ages 4 and 5, were in the back of our Chevy Trailblazer.

I am told that five motorists stopped to help my sons and husband out of the car. Strangers stopped, called 911 and lifted our sons to safety. Our youngest swears the comic book hero “The Flash” helped him out, since the man who lifted him had a red sweatshirt on. Portland firefighters and paramedics helped my husband to safety.

These strangers made sure my family was OK without hesitation and then went on with their day. I am amazed by the good Samaritans and will forever be grateful. It makes me believe that there are still good people who will help out a stranger in need.

A very special “thank you” to Bill from MEDCU and to Michelle Espeaignette. Thank you, Michelle, for stopping and allowing my sons to sit in your warm car. They haven’t stopped talking about the heated seats and how awesome they were.

Thank you to everyone who helped.

Stephanie Jordan

Portland