Good Samaritan helps trapped driver
SOMERVILLE, Mass. (WHDH) -- Two SUVs collided in Somerville Friday morning trapping one driver in a tight spot, but a good Samaritan was there to help.
State police said the trapped woman was hit by another SUV. Both vehicles were moving pretty fast and the woman's SUV turned over pinning her driver's door shut.
Firefighters said it was a bystander who sprung into action, borrowing a hammer from the other driver to break the back window to get to the woman trapped inside.
“When you get to a car like that and the seats are flipped over you don’t know what’s actually in there, you know, so we thought maybe they were both occupants but he just crawled in there to help her so I guess he didn’t know what he was in for, but he did a good job, kept her pretty calm,” said Deputy Chief Robert Lyons, Somerville Fire Department.
Firefighters finished the job getting the woman out and to the hospital. The other driver lingered looking for his hammer but the bystander couldn't help. He was already gone.
"Once we took her out through the front windshield, we took the front windshield- he just got out and went on his way and we didn’t have a chance to say thank you, pat him on the back, that was it,” said Deputy Chief Lyons.
The woman was treated for her injuries and released from the hospital. Investigators are still looking into whether one or both driver’s could be charged.