Good Samaritan follows hit-and-run driver, driver appears at victim’s home


by Drew Karedes

KHOU 11 News

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 10:42 AM

KINGWOOD, Texas – It started as a story of a good Samaritan doing the right thing and ended with an unlikely twist that nobody could have predicted.

Janet was driving down the 1100 block of Kingwood Drive in Houston on Tuesday afternoon when she witnessed an accident.

According to Janet, the man rear ended another driver twice. To Janet’s surprise, the man didn’t stop and continued driving away.

“I couldn’t believe what I had witnessed. I wanted to help, and I feel like if I didn’t get a license plate, she wouldn’t get any help,”Janet said.

Janet followed the man for about a mile until she could write down his license plate number.

She then returned to the scene to make sure that the woman was alright. She also wanted to make sure that police had the man’s license plate number.

“It’s all of our civic duty to do the right thing. If you see something that’s wrong, do your best to help the person that needs your help,” Janet said.

Janet waited until the woman was taken away by an ambulance.

“I instantly cried from relief, knowing that somebody would do that out of the kindness of their own heart,” driver Kelly Misitighsaid.

Misitigh suffered whiplash after being hit from behind. Her tailgate and back bumper were damaged in the accident.

Misitigh said the pain and damage to her car were instantly overshadowed by the good deed from a stranger.

“People like that who take a bad situation and turn it into something good are one in a million,” Misitigh said.

Misitigh encountered another unlikely scenario when she got home from the hospital later in the afternoon.

A man knocked on her door with insurance information claiming he’s the driver who hit her.

“He just said he passed out and doesn’t remember anything,” Misitigh said. “It doesn’t quite make sense to me.”

Misitigh isn’t sure what to believe. She is also baffled as to how the man got her address.

“We may never know,” she said.

The man claimed he went to police as soon as he realized what he had done. It’s not clear if that’s true since authorities already had his plate number.

No charges have been filed at this time.