Bystanders Lift Vehicle, Saving Trapped Victim (With Photos)

By Jeff Neumeyer


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October 31, 2012 Updated Dec 4, 2013 at 10:11 PM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - Adrenaline kicks in, as four bystanders step up to save a Fort Wayne crash victim's life.

We’re talking about a rollover rescue that defines the term "Good Samaritans".

No one wants to see an intense crash unfold before his or her very eyes.

When it happened Wednesday morning on the city's eastside, four witnesses went beyond the call of duty to make sure it didn't have a tragic ending.

A Chevrolet Tracker came to rest on its side after 10:30 in the morning on Washington Boulevard near Coliseum Boulevard.

Police say the driver lost control and flipped the vehicle.

It slid on its side for a distance, before it rolled a couple of times.

The impact tossed the man out a window, but he was pinned underneath from the waist up.

Kirsten Cochran, who was driving nearby when it happened, hopped out, along with three other motorists, to see what they could do.

The three men lifted the SUV up long enough for Cochran to get him out of trouble.

" I just grabbed him by his arms, cause they were just hanging out, so then I just pulled him. Some of the guys thought we were just going to watch him die, because he hit his head. If that happened to me, I'm sure I'd want someone to pull over and help," said Cochran, who was driving home from school when she came on to the scene.

At last report, the 31-year old man from Payne Ohio was in serious condition.

Police aren't releasing his name, because he figures to be served with an arrest warrant after he gets out of the hospital.

The driver’s blood alcohol level tested .35, more than four times the legal limit.

Police did not know where the man had been drinking.

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