Pictured in the front row, from left, are Israel Zamora, Ruben Zamora, Lyndsi Stratton and her children, Ryan Garcia and Charles Steele.

Four Goshen residents received a Civilian Commendation Award from the Police Department for helping save a woman and her children, who were entrapped in a vehicle following an accident.

Lyndsi Stratton was driving on West Wilden Avenue in the early evening of June 30 when she hit the bridge railing at Rock Run Creek. The vehicle flipped and landed upside down on the creek.

Two men driving by, Israel and Ruben Zamora, saw the accident and immediately stopped and ran to Stratton’s vehicle to help get her and her children out.

Two other passersby, Charles Steele and Ryan Garcia, also approached Stratton’s vehicle to help. Together, all four men were about to get the children out and care for them until emergency personnel arrived at the scene.

During the City Council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 1, Stratton and the Police Department handed out awards to the four men who were there to help her.

Police Chief Wade Branson and Mayor Jeremy Stutsman commended and thanked those involved for their service to the community.