News ID: 314982
Published: 0818 GMT July 25, 2021

Hero officers and Good Samaritan save unconscious woman from sinking car in near-fatal accident

Hero officers and Good Samaritan save unconscious woman from sinking car in near-fatal accident
lawandcrime.com

The Hyundai driver whose car tumbled over a Florida causeway into the Indian River in the southeastern US state in the middle of the night has a few Good Samaritans to thank for saving her life.

One bystander called 911, while she sprinted across the street to flag down a Melbourne police officer who happened to be conducting a traffic stop nearby, goodnewsnetwork.org wrote.

“Help! There is a person in the water, please!”

Officer Peter Dolci came running and police body camera footage shows the car, which the witness said flipped over two or three times, half submerged on its side.

Dolci jumped into the water and discovered a Good Samaritan crouched in the river partially inside the vehicle holding the unconscious driver’s head above water.

When Officer Luke Drummer arrived, they pried out the window so they could pull her out and drag her to land.

The unidentified Samaritan could be heard saying she isn’t breathing and urging officers to give her CPR.

“He did a great job,” Dolci told reporters. “He kept his cool.”

The driver was soon in stable condition and breathing on her own, after being taken to a hospital.

 

   
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