COLORADO SPRINGS – News5 spoke with one of the good Samaritans who stepped in to help out a woman trapped beneath her car in a crash Wednesday evening.
According to Colorado Springs Police, a 28-year-old woman was speeding, driving drunk and swerving between traffic as she headed east on North Carefree Circle. Her car struck the curb, rolled over and crashed into a pickup truck parked near the intersection with Scenic Circle.
Rick Hall witnessed the crash and jumped in with five others to save the woman.
The driver was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from the passenger window and the SUV came to a rest on the passenger side. The vehicle pinned the driver’s head to the pavement, according to police.
“I really couldn’t see the driver at first. Everybody was kind of looking for her, and I looked down inside the passenger window, and I saw her body laying in there. But her head somehow got pinned underneath,” Hall said.
Hall said the group was able to turn the SUV onto all four wheels in about 15 seconds, while a CNA tended to the driver before emergency medical technicians responded. She’s in stable condition at the hospital, and was cited for her activity.
“It’s nice that a community even in strangers can come together and work as a team to be able to help in situations like this,” Hall said. “It’s an adrenaline rush, and it’s a great feeling knowing that you potentially saved somebody’s life.”
Police will honor the Samaritans involved at a later date, but when asked if he’s comfortable being a hero, Hall said no. The 20-year veteran of both the US Army and US Navy says the real heroes are the men and women protecting our country overseas.