New York — Gov. Andrew Cuomo sprang into action Monday as his motorcade passed a pileup on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in New York City.
The governor, who had just left a Midtown Manhattan event hosted by the Association for a Better New York, was filmed by his staff as he lifted the driver of a delivery van from his cab.
The vehicle, resting partially on the median after slamming into the back of an SUV, was on two wheels and looked like it was about to flip onto its right side when the governor and his police detail came upon the scene. Police had not yet arrived.
Cuomo and his team cut the man free from his seatbelt, according to a source.
The suit-and-tie-clad governor can be seen in the staff video grabbing the man’s legs and helping to swing him from the teetering van.
The driver, once on his feet, stepped down to waiting first responders standing next to the median.
Cuomo has a knack for assisting drivers in distress. His office regularly sends out pictures and video of the governor coming to the rescue of stranded motorists, often during storm emergencies.
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