Good Samaritan rescues mom, toddler from swept-away car

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APACHE JUNCTION -- A car was swept off a road and into a small bridge when the driver apparently tried to cross a flooded wash in Apache Junction Wednesday morning.

Good Samaritan rescues woman, child

It happened at about 7:30 a.m. at 28th Avenue and Geronimo at the base of the Superstition Mountains.

According to Battallion Chief Dave Montgomery of the Apache Junction Fire Department, fire crews responded to the scene, but the people were already out of the car.

A good Samaritan saw it all happen and pulled the 21-year-old woman and her 2-year-old daughter to safety.

Video from NewsChopper 3 showed the white Galant wedged against a small bridge. The water in the wash was moving very fast.

According to the father of the driver, she saw a truck make it through the wash and decided to follow.

There's reportedly widespread flooding in the area after an early morning storm swept through.

The woman's father is looking for that good Samaritan so he can express his gratitude.