Good Samaritans helped free a young boy from an overturned vehicle and kept his mother safe Monday after their car was struck and overturned near the intersection of Union Road and Wawona Avenue.
Shortly before 4 p.m. a driver of a small passenger vehicle – which had an infant inside – struck the small SUV and turned over onto its roof right in front of a home. Heaving the collision, the homeowners rushed outside and began working to make sure that those in the vehicle were okay – cutting away the airbag from the mother and prying the door open so that emergency officials could easily extricate her once they arrived.
The boy, who was sitting in the passenger seat, was able to turn himself over and climb out through the door that was pried open by the group of Good Samaritans and was ushered over to a nearby lawn. The same homeowners who first responded then brought the boy water, and erected a sun umbrella in the hot afternoon head while emergency workers tended to his injuries.
The woman in the other vehicle attempted to walk away from the scene with her child, but was ultimately corralled by neighbors and questioned by police.
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