A group of bystanders banded together to lift an SUV off a woman pinned by the vehicle after she was struck crossing a Lower East Side street — a jubilant moment caught on video Sunday afternoon.
“She’s out!” a man can be heard yelling as the dramatic scene unfolded about 5:10 p.m. on the corner of Delancey and Norfolk Sts. The 25-year-old woman miraculously escaped serious injury.
The woman was crossing Delancey in the crosswalk, police said, when a 65-year-old woman made a right turn from Norfolk St. and hit her, then struck a car stopped at a traffic light, causing a chain reaction of minor fender-benders.
The younger woman was pinned under the SUV. Video posted on Twitter shows one bystander run up to the rear wheel, as two more rush to help. More and more people crowd the heavy vehicle, surrounding it as they lift up the driver’s side to pull the woman to safety.
“Just now at Delancey and Norfolk in the Lower East Side an accident ran over a pedestrian trapping them under an SUV. Onlookers just lifted the SUV, dragging the victim out,” wrote Twitter user @colbydroscher, who posted the video. “The woman is awake and on her phone.”
When police arrived, the woman was already free, laying on the pavement, conscious and alert, an NYPD spokesman said.
Medics took her to Bellevue Hospital to treat pain and bruising.
The SUV driver was issued a summons for failing to yield, cops said.
Just now at Delancey and Norfolk in the Lower East Side an accident ran over a pedestrian trapping them under an SUV. Onlookers just lifted the SUV, dragging the victim out. pic.twitter.com/uq1IHcSJ9k
— help how do i change this (@colbydroscher) January 26, 2020
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