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"I'm looking for my guardian angel" says City of Tonawanda crash survivor

Posted at 3:57 AM, Dec 24, 2018

CITY OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — It was one of the scariest moments of her life, but it led to some of the greatest kindness she's ever seen.

Amanda Shattuck was driving her son home from a haircut on Sunday, December 16th. While waiting to take a left turn at the intersection of Main and Wheeler in the City of Tonawanda, she noticed an driver swerving and speeding down the road toward her.

"I just said brace for it bud," says Shattuck, telling her 10 year-old son to prepare for the worst since there wasn't time or room for her to turn out of the way. The driver of the other car made impact, driver to driver. Her car spun around and started smoking.

Feeling claustrophobic, Shattuck began to panic. Her son helped her out of the car and to the side of the road. That's when two women rushed to her side immediately. One woman, who Amanda has been able to thank via Facebook, took her shirt off and placed it underneath her neck. The second woman held her head and comforted her until paramedics arrived.

"She even talked to my son, and said, "Don't worry, your mom is going to be okay, they're working on her," and then talked to my mom and gave her a great big hug," says Shattuck. "I want to say thank you to her and let her know how much it meant to me...It takes a special kind of person to stop and do something like that."

Shattuck says she believes this woman, whose name she doesn't remember, was sent to her by her grandmother. "My grandma died four months ago this Christmas. So I have a feeling she was looking down after me," says Shattuck. She just wants to find this guardian angel of hers and express her gratitude. She says the woman had short, dark hair, was ex-military and was maybe in her mid 30s.

If you know who this person may have been who showed incredible kindness, please email thuylan.nguyen@wkbw.com, call my desk phone at (716) 840-7791 or message me on Facebook here.