MANHATTAN, NY – A group of bystanders saved a pedestrian on Wednesday when they removed a vehicle that was pinning a woman to the ground after a collision.
The accident occurred at approximately 2:15 p.m. on August 19, according to PEOPLE. A 57-year-old woman was crossing the street near the intersection of East 50th Street and 2nd Avenue. A 35-year-old man driving a black Toyota SUV, struck the woman while traveling south on East 50th Street. The SUV ran over the pedestrian and pinned her to the ground.
After the collision, witnesses report that the woman was mostly unconscious, but she was able to move her feet to show that she was alive. A group of six or seven witnesses ran to assist the woman, using jacks to lift the SUV and pull it away from the victim.
The woman sustained severe injuries across her body during the accident. Medics rushed her New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center for treatment. At this time, officials report that the pedestrian is in stable condition.
The Toyota driver remained on the scene and cooperated with the police. Officers have not reported if the driver was injured or if he was at fault for the accident. The driver was not arrested, and he is not currently facing any charges.
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