Tennessee has been seeing some snowy and icy weather recently, and this weekend one driver found herself in a ditch in Lawrence County. News station WSMV reports in a snippet on how local Amish helped this lady out:

On Sunday morning, a little snowfall caused some problems for motorists in Lawrence County, including a woman who lost control of her car and slid off the road.

Well, a group of Amish used their vehicle, two black horses, to get the lady’s car back on the road.

There’s not much more to it than that, though there are a couple of photos:

This is the Ethridge community. Looks like this photo was taken just after getting the job done.

My memory is a bit fuzzy but I have one thing to add on this topic. I once had an Amishman help me out when I had car trouble. I can’t even remember which state it was in, but I’m pretty sure it was somewhere in the Midwest, and it was an Amishman with a tractor who pulled me out of a ditch. I remember riding on the back of the tractor with him to my car after seeking help. This was while selling books, and I think I just went back to the last home I’d just been at to ask the people there for help.

It wasn’t snow that got me off the road, more like a muddy road in wet conditions. It’s possible this was Daviess County, Indiana, now that I think of it. That would make it 17+ years ago so no wonder my memory is a bit fuzzy 🙂 Anyway, these sorts of Good Samaritan cases are not all getting news stories. So I wonder how many times a year Amish are actually pulling English drivers out of ditches around the country…And on the other hand, sometimes Amish buggies are getting pulled out of jams with the assistance of English.

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