Mum desperate to find three men who helped her after terrifying motorway crash


A mum-of-two is desperate to find three Good Samaritans who helped her after a terrifying motorway crash.

Joanna Hall, 36, struck a large piece of concrete on the M57, which caused her tyre to blow.

She described it as “the loudest bang I have ever heard”, but said she was relieved when three men, who were travelling in a van, rushed to her aid.

Joanna was on her way to drop her daughter Penny off at her mum’s house when she struck a piece of concrete on the motorway.

The mum said, she just had to ‘brace herself” after spotting the concrete in the road but wasn’t able to dodge it, for fear of causing a crash.

The self-employed salon owner said: “If I had tried to move out the way of it I most probably would have crashed into somebody.

“I just went over it thinking it would go under the car.

“Unfortunately, it was that big, it got caught under the car, and was the biggest, loudest bang I have ever heard.

“Then my driver side front wheel blew out and I managed to get on the hard shoulder.

“I was only there for a minute when I got out the car and stood on the side trying to ring my husband and then this van turns up from nowhere with three men in.

“Because I was panicking and probably in a bit of shock as well, I didn’t even ask them for their names.

“They started opening my boot and were going to try and change my tyre.”

Due to the impact the car’s wheel had buckled which meant the men couldn’t change the tyre.

However instead of leaving her until roadside assistance arrived the men were adamant they needed to get her and her child to safety.

She told the ECHO: “One of the men told me there was no chance of getting it fixed because the wheel had buckled and that I would have to get recovery.

“I said ‘that’s fine, I’ll ring recovery now whilst I wait for my husband’ and he said ‘no, get in the van with your daughter and we’ll get you off the motorway to safety.’

“There were three men, two of them got out and stayed on the motorway while the other fella got me and my little girl off the motorway.”

Following the good deed Joanna now wants to find the men and thank them for what they did to help her.

She said the only information she can remember is that the driver worked for a company called JWS and that he was from Southport.

She added: “I told them to just drop me off because my husband was on his way. He got me off the motorway and waited with me, by this point my husband was seconds away but he got me off the junction.”

Joanna initially posted on Facebook looking for the three men that helped her. The post has over 100 likes and over 150 shares with the mum-of-two looking to reward the men for their kind-heartedness.

People were quick to share their messages of support on the post. Marie Roughley said: “OMG Jo so glad you are all okay and someone was there for you. Fingers crossed you find your heroes.”

Olivia Hall said: “Glad you’re both okay. It must have been very scary.” Joanna also thanked all the people sharing and commenting messages of support.

She wrote: “Thanks everyone, honestly we’re both ok and thanks for all your lovely comments and help.”