Video shows strangers jump out of their cars to help driver who lost control during a medical episode

Video shows strangers jump out of their cars to help driver who lost control during a medical episode


Several strangers sprang into action when a driver lost control of her car on a busy road in Boyton Beach, Florida. The police department released video of the incident, showing several drivers get out of their vehicles and helping stop the car as it rolled into oncoming traffic. 

“If you watch any video in your feed today, make it this one,” the police department wrote on Facebook. The video starts with a woman getting out of her car and running down the road after a car that began careening into an intersection. 

That woman noticed her co-worker had suffered a medical episode while behind the wheel. She ran down the road waving her arms, trying to get the attention of other drivers.

Good Samaritans help driver suffering medical episode

UPDATE #2: We have been in touch with several of the Good Samaritans and will be honoring them/reuniting them with the woman they rescued tomorrow afternoon at our police department headquarters. We don’t think it’s an understatement to say that these Good Samaritans are an inspiration of goodness in our country today!

UPDATE: You all work fast! We have been put in touch with several of the Good Samaritans. We are coordinating everyone’s schedules to get them together with the woman they rescued. We will let you know once it’s confirmed. Thank you. 💙

If you watch any video in your feed today, make it this one. A group of Good Samaritans sprang into action on May 5 to help a woman who suffered a medical episode while driving on Woolbright Road.
As her car slowly entered the intersection at Congress Avenue, her co-worker raced across the street waving her arms to get the attention of other motorists. Her co-worker was in another car and saw her slumped over the steering wheel.
Several people got out of their cars and worked together to stop the moving car. One woman grabbed a dumbbell from her car and a man used it to smash the rear passenger’s side window. Another man then climbed through the window to unlock the passenger’s side door. The car was then put in park and the Good Samaritans pushed it to a nearby 7-Eleven parking lot where a nurse who was on the phone with 911 provided medical attention until the fire department arrives.
We are sharing this video in hopes of learning the identities of all the strangers who came together to save this woman’s life. They are heroes and we want to bring them back together at the police department to recognize them and meet the woman they rescued. We need your help to do this. If you or someone you know is in this video or helped in any way, please contact PIO Stephanie Slater at slaters@bbfl.us.

Posted by Boynton Beach Police Department on Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Several people who noticed her worked together to stop the car as it rolled forward. “One woman grabbed a dumbbell from her car and a man used it to smash the rear passenger’s side window,” the police department wrote. “Another man then climbed through the window to unlock the passenger’s side door.

“The car was then put in park and the Good Samaritans pushed it to a nearby 7-Eleven parking lot where a nurse who was on the phone with 911 provided medical attention until the fire department arrives,” the department continued. 

The police department said it was touched by the good Samaritans who were brave enough to help the driver. They put the video out in hopes of identifying the strangers and it quickly went viral. 

“You all work fast!” the department wrote in an update to the post. “We have been put in touch with several of the Good Samaritans. We are coordinating everyone’s schedules to get them together with the woman they rescued.”

The department said they were going to honor the good Samaritans and reunite them with the woman they rescued.

In an email to CBS News, a representative for the department said they would be live-streaming an event with the eight honorees on Facebook Friday at 1 p.m.

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