A young woman was blind sided and knocked unconscious in a car accident, but it is what happened as she came to that made a world of difference.
KENNEWICK, WA - A young woman was blind sided and knocked unconscious in a car accident, but it is what happened as she came to that made a world of difference.
Dani Hansen was just hanging out with her friends. She was driving from the mall up Gage Boulevard in Kennewick towards McDonalds to grab a snack. As they headed into the intersection everything faded to black.
"I don't actually remember the impact because I was practically knocked unconscious," she explained.
What should have been one of the most horrifying moments of her life was softened by the courage and kindness of a stranger.
"The first thing I remember is a lady holding my hand and I didn't get to see her face because there was a cloth pressed to my head," said Hansen.
The woman, possibly reacting on instinct, comforted Hansen until the ambulance arrived. It was something her mother wishes she could have done.
"She needs a hug. She needs to be thanked for going out of her way to hold her hand and make her feel better," said Marie Hansen, Dani's mother. "It makes me feel better that somebody was actually there when I couldn't be."
Dani and her friends were lucky. They walked away from the crash without any broken bones and the scrapes from bits of glass are now healing. What hurt the most was the terror of those first moments.
"I was scared but at the same time comforted that somebody was telling me that I was going to be ok," said Dani Hansen.
Hansen never really met or saw the face of the woman who helped her through the pain.
"I would just like to thank her for holding my hand and keeping me calm. If she doesn't want to be found I totally understand. That's ok, but I just want to say thank you."
The Hansen's would like to thank the kind handholding woman in person. If you know anything about the identity of the woman please call our newsroom at 509-737-6725, message us on our Facebook page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org