Four Crawfordsville, Indiana, teens are being hailed as heroes for their intervention which saved a woman’s life after she had been struck by a hit-and-run driver early Sunday morning.
The group was traveling in a car when one of the passengers spotted Naomi Wolf, 28, on the side of the road.
“I just felt this weird warm sensation like go back I feel like she’s hurt I’m just like worried about her,” 16-year-old Miranda Wooford told Fox 59.
Initially, not everyone in the vehicle was convinced.
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“We thought she was just trying to lay there to see if someone would pick her up but when we got back to her i seen all the blood I was like, ‘Oh God,'” commented Dylan Cummins, 17.
None of the group had a phone with them, so they had to go and track one down. Police responded and were at the scene shortly afterwards. Naomi was taken to hospital.
It is not clear how long the woman had been there before the teens found her, but according to the Journal and Courier, the incident occurred at around 3:45 a.m.
“I’m truly blessed and unbelievably thankful that they were able to save the life of their mother, my best friend. The woman I love with all my heart,” stated Barrett Wolf, Naomi’s husband, who was speaking alongside their two children, according to MadWorldNews.
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Following a tip off, police later located 37-year-old Jason Baldridge, who has been charged with hitting Naomi and fleeing the scene. Baldridge was arrested at his home Tuesday morning and his car was impounded, According to the Journal and Courier.
Naomi underwent surgery and is expected to make a full recovery. The teens plan to visit her when she is better.