Quick action by Good Samaritan helps man having a stroke

BUCKHANNON — Were you the person who stopped and alerted authorities to an accident last week?

Monday morning, Feb. 26, was supposed to be a normal day for Harry Dunmire, 75, who was on his way to work in Hodgesville.

But something happened when Dunmire passed Lowe’s on Route 20.

“He went off the road and hit a guardrail or barrier wall, and somebody saw it and stopped to give him aid,” said Dunmire’s son, Todd.

What they didn’t know at the time was that Harry was having a serious stroke.

“The type of stroke he had, he wouldn’t have lived,” Todd Dunmire said.

Because aid was able to get to his father so quickly, that prevented the situation from becoming worse.

“He’s not out of the woods yet,” Dunmire said of his father, who is recovering at Ruby. “We think, if things continue like they are, he will be moved to the acute care center.”

Dunmire doesn’t know exactly where the accident occurred and The Record Delta could not find out any more by contacting three local law enforcement agencies.

No official report appeared to have been taken.

“All I know that is some good Samaritan stopped,” Todd Dunmire said. “On behalf of the Dunmire family, if the person who stopped would make contact with The Record Delta, then we could personally thank them. To me, it speaks volumes that there are still good people out there. We also send our sincere thanks to all the Upshur County EMS, law enforcement and folks at St. Joseph’s Hospital.”

(If you were the person who stopped to help, please call The Record Delta at
304-472-2800 and ask for Amanda Hayes.)

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