OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) - A North County mom is giving thanks as she searches for the "roadside angels" who came to her family's side after a car crash.
Aleisha Sargent was behind the wheel with her two kids — 10-year-old Calli and her 7-year-old brother Tyson — in the middle row of the van last Thursday. They stopped at the intersection of Ridge Road and Lake Blvd. when Sargent says her light turned green, a car ran a red light and broadsided her.
"Just taking my two youngest children to school around 7:30 that morning," said Sargent. "Spun in the middle of the intersection, almost 180 degrees ... My glasses flew off. I have really bad eyesight."
That collision left her disoriented, dazed and upset.
"Panic. I couldn't see anything. Couldn't see my kids, which was scary. Calli was asking what was happening. Tyson was saying his head hurt," said Sargent.
As they sat in the van, a woman appeared next to them.
"She asked if we were okay, opened the door and helped me and my children to the side of the road, where we sat on the sidewalk. She called 911 ... All I could see was that it was a blond lady with glasses," said Sargent.
Another woman then joined them, a brown-haired woman named Britney. She said she was an off-duty nurse and proceeded to check out the children.
"They were shaking and scared," said Sargent.
Both women reassured them and wrapped them in blankets, before they eventually left. Sargent was able to say thank you to the off-duty nurse, but it was quick.
"I was able to sit there and hold my children as they calmed down. I didn't have to worry about anything but taking care of my kids," said Sargent.
Her children suffered minor injuries, but will be okay. It's an outcome Sargent says was made possible by the women she calls her "roadside angels." Sargent is now hoping to track both of them down.
"I would really like to tell them a sincere, heartfelt 'thank you so much' for stopping, for helping and for comforting," said Sargent.
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