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Florida Good Samaritans rush to help unconscious driver

Florida Good Samaritans rush to help unconscious driver

A heart-pounding video shows a group of Florida Good Samaritans rushing into traffic to help an unconscious driver whose car drifted dangerously across lanes.

Boynton Beach Police have released footage of the May 5 incident in which a black sedan slides through a busy intersection with cars flying past in all directions.

Police say the unknown driver suffered a medical episode while waiting for a red light.

A colleague, who was driving two lanes further in her car, saw her colleague slumped over her steering wheel.

The stricken woman’s car then began to roll down lanes with cars whizzing around her.

Her co-worker jumps out of her car and runs madly after the runaway vehicle, screaming for help.

At least seven other strangers, both men and women, quickly gathered in the car and slowly brought it to a stop by leaning their weight against it.

A colleague saw her colleague slip over her steering wheel and jump out of her car, frantically running after the vehicle.
Boynton Beach Police Department/Facebook via REUTERS

“It really restores your faith in humanity,” Boynton Beach police spokesman Stephanie Slater told The Post. “We wanted to get this video out and do something to honor these people.”

With the woman still in the locked car, a woman is seen picking up an item and giving it to another man who used it to smash a window, enter the vehicle and set the parking brake .

Police said they led the vehicle to a nearby grocery store and called 911.

People stop a car that drives into oncoming traffic.
At least seven other strangers quickly gathered in the car and slowly brought it to a stop.
Boynton Beach Police Department/Facebook via REUTERS
People stop a car that drives into oncoming traffic.
The group of heroes led the vehicle to a nearby supermarket and called 911.
Boynton Beach Police Department/Facebook via REUTERS

The driver has recovered and the police commend the Good Samaritans for rushing to help their fellow Floridian.

The department has managed to identify most of the rescuers and plans to honor them publicly on Friday.

It also plans to reunite them with the driver, whose medical condition has not been disclosed.