Pinckney and his wife were driving home from Moab when they came across the crash scene on U.S. 6. Initially, Pinckney saw the couple's two dogs, which were running across the highway. When he went to help them, he realized he was dealing with something much more serious.
"When I rolled up, your hand was out the window, bracing yourself," Pinckney told George Simper. "It wasn't moving, and there was blood everywhere."
Doctors told the couple the initial responders probably saved their lives.
"I don't know that thank you covers it, but without him, according to our doctors, we wouldn't have been alive," Ragena Simper said. "I just really appreciate the opportunity to have more time with my grandchildren, my own children, my husband. I'm just grateful."
Pinckney said he isn't a hero. He was just being a good neighbor.
"I was just grateful they're still alive," he said.
Ragena Simper said a lot of people came to their rescue that day in addition the the first three men. Some people, like Ingram, stopped to give first aid, while others stopped to grab the dogs that were roaming around the accident scene. A lot of people, she said, just wanted to make sure that everything was OK.
“The whole situation there, the right people stopping at the right time, right when they were needed,” George Simper said.
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