Norman woman meets her mysterious hero

Six months after near-fatal crash, Norman woman meets her mysterious hero

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Allison Mullins nearly died in an accident in June. As she recovered, she wanted to find the man who saved her life. That happened Friday morning. Allison Mullins nearly died in an accident in June. As she recovered, she wanted to find the man who saved her life. That happened Friday morning.

The morning of June 4th, 2013 will be one that Allison Mullins will never, ever forget. After six months of recovery and searching, she had just one more goal: find the man who rescued her. On Friday, that came true.

Mullins was heading east on NW Expressway when she lost control amid high waters. She went off the road and almost died.

She said she was able to crawl out but it was then when her hero arrived in a black pickup. Her unknown hero pulled over near the Olive Garden in the storm, called 911, and sat and waited for help to arrive.

Six months later, Allison wanted to find him before Christmas. She posted a message to Facebook, urging friends to share it, in hopes of finding the man. The post eventually made its way to our newsroom where FOX 25 got to work and tracked down her hero. His name: Jim Deal. It took some calling and coordination but on Friday morning, we brought the two together.

See their reunion and pictures from her recovery

We'll show you video from the emotional reunion tonight on the FOX 25 Primetime News at Nine!

 

"It's an amazing feeling I feel whole right now," said Allison Mullins as she came face-to-face with the man who saved her life six months ago.

"I just want to thank him so much. He really is an angel." 

In June allusion was in a car accident near I-44 and Northwest Expressway. Her car rolled several times before landing in a ditch. Allison crawled out and waited hours for somebody to find her

"I just couldn't drive by and leave her,"  That somebody turned out to be Jim Deal.

Jim rushed to Allison's side and stayed with her until help arrived.

"It's so good to see her the way she is now verses the way she looked that morning." 

Allison spent more than a month in the hospital with a spinal injury, broken bones and two severed arteries in her foot.  Now six months into her recovery. Allison shows off her battle scars and the progress she's made. Allison says she will always be grateful Jim stopped that day.

"In my eyes and what I've been through he was my hero that morning." 

"I'm just a guy who stopped and helped. That's the way I look at it. I'm not a hero."

Allison calls Jim her "Christmas Angel."

I've wondered for six months where is this guy."

But Jim says he is the one blessed this holiday season.

"To see her now the beautiful young lady that she is, It's a Christmas blessing." 

 

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