Good Samaritans thanked for lifting car off Opelika teachers following D.C. collision

(Source: DC Fire and EMS)
(Source: DC Fire and EMS)

WASHINGTON (WTVM) – Two Opelika school teachers are expecting a full recovery following a collision, thanks to good Samaritans who came to the rescue in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

According to DC Fire and EMS, four pedestrians were struck on 9th Street NW after a two-vehicle collision caused one of the cars to jump a curb and onto a sidewalk, injuring the two teachers and two other pedestrians in the process.

The two teachers, whose names have not been released, were in D.C. for the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Conference.

All four pedestrians, including the Opelika teachers, were taken to a local hospital for serious injuries after a group of good Samaritans joined forces to help rescue the two teachers trapped under a car.

"We don't know who you are, but we thank you so much for being there and running to the scene, for lifting the car, and trusting that you could do that for our teachers," Becky Brown said with Opelika City Schools.

The drivers of the vehicles were not injured.

"We believe they will have a full recovery and quite a story to tell," Brown said.

One of the teachers will be home this week and the other teacher, who is recovering from surgery, is expected to be home next week.

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