EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) – 30 years ago, Laura Mosier lay trapped underneath a Ford Bronco after the driver of a stolen car crashed into her.
Nine people eventually rushed over to help, pulling the Bronco off her and getting her to a medical helicopter.
That was on Washington Avenue in El Cajon on November 10, 1987.
Today, Mosier reunited with five of those good Samaritans at Marechiaros Restaurant on 2nd St. in El Cajon.
One of them was Richard Agundez who was an El Cajon Police officer at the time of the crash.
“I remember that day well,” he said.
He was in the area when he saw a Datsun fly by him. Just as he began to follow the speeding car, it crashed into Laura Mosier and her husband’s Bronco.
“I saw it spin,” Agundez said of the Bronco.
Mosier was ejected and trapped underneath. Thirty years later, Mosier still credits the group with saving her life.
“I would have never seen my kids grow up or my mom pass in my presence,” she said. “Every breath that [I] draw is because they stopped for two minutes.”
Friday evening, Mosier and the good Samaritans traded stories about their lives over pizza. Mosier, who now lives in North Carolina, brought small gifts for them, including angel wings and paintings.
Agundez said the crash changed his life for the better as well. As a cop in the 80’s, he remembered feeling burnt out.
But helping Mosier and seeing her recover recharged his outlook on life.
“I’ve got my faith in human beings, as we see in these tragedies," he said. "People step up.”