The Edmond Sun

September 13, 2013

Wreck victim thanks mystery good Samaritan

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — BY MARK SCHLACHTENHAUFEN

THE EDMOND SUN



During the afternoon of Aug. 22, a Thursday, Jean Bevers was driving from work when her regular daily routine was jarred by an unexpected incident.

Bevers, a bookkeeper for Smith Carpet and Thrifty Chic, 715 W. Edmond Road, lives in a rural area between Edmond and Guthrie. She was heading east on Danforth Road in her 2012 Honda near the Homeland. A man pulling out of the parking lot did not see her and their vehicles collided. Her car was totaled.

Even though she suffered injuries and was badly shaken, she was concerned about getting some martial arts gear to her grandson in time for a class.  “I was almost panicked,” Bevers said.

Several citizens came to her aid, including a woman named “Kim.” Bevers recalls “Kim” being a tall, slim blond perhaps in her 30s who was acquainted with karate. She offered to deliver the items to Bevers’ grandson. Without delay, while Bevers was being taken by ambulance to get checked out at a local hospital, the good Samaritan got the items to him.

As days and weeks elapsed and Bevers got past the tasks related to recovering from a crash, she began to think more and more about the good Samaritan. In the midst of a chaotic moment in her life a stranger’s act of kindness gave her some priceless peace of mind, Bevers said.

“It was wonderful,” she said. “It took a lot of stress off me.”

Bevers said she would like to find her good Samaritan. “I just want to thank her,” said Bevers, a resident in the area since the mid-70s. “Thank God for people like her.”

Bevers said she plans to take “Kim’s” act of kindness and try to be a blessing to someone else.



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