Man Saves Huge Crowd By Jumping Through Car Window To Stop Dangerous Driver
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A man risked his life to stop a dangerous driver from injuring bystanders in a major square in the capital of Albania.
Footage, which was caught by news crews in place to cover the country's general election, has been shared showing the terrifying moment a damaged car rampaged through Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, recently.
In the short video, a crowd of people can be seen attempting to stop the car from injuring innocent bystanders, trying to pull the driver out of the vehicle.
One man suddenly races over and dives feet first through the open driver side window, forcing the driver to stop.
According to reports, police have said that the 32-year-old driver had previously crashed three other cars in other parts of the city.
Albanian police believe the driver was under the influence of drugs during the horrifying ordeal, the BBC reports.
And many of the people in the square, it has been said, were queuing up to receive their Covid-19 vaccine.
This isn't the first time someone has had to take the law into their own hands to apprehend a dangerous driver.
Back in 2017, a British Army officer in full uniform was on his way home from drills for Remembrance Sunday events when he detained a drunk driver until the police showed up.
The suspect had been involved in a four-car pile-up in which four people were injured, although none of these injuries were serious.
And his heroics didn't go unnoticed by Merseyside Police, who were quick to praise the off-duty army officer.
The officer was commended by the region's Roads Policing Unit in a tweet about the incident.
It read: "It's fitting that on 11/11 the [alleged] offending driver in this RTC [road traffic collision] ran away and was caught by one of @BritishArmy finest (in full uniform after 'drill' today ready for tomorrow) and detained until police arrived/arrested.
"Superb work! Thankfully all minor injury in the collision. #thanks"
Despite those involved in the crash not being seriously injured, ambulance, fire crews and police patrols all attended the scene.
The cars, though, weren't as lucky, with photos shared by the Roads Policing Unit at the time showing the wreckage piled up in the middle of the road.
The incident happened on Huyton Lane near an Asda superstore.