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Onlookers Lift Car Off Woman Who Then Goes On Phone While Emergency Services Check Her Over

Onlookers Lift Car Off Woman Who Then Goes On Phone While Emergency Services Check Her Over

Worried passers-by rushed to the aid of a person trapped under an SUV in Manhattan after she was knocked over in a traffic accident.

The video was taken by Colby Droscher, who also shared a picture taken after emergency services arrived which shows the woman using her phone while being checked over by paramedics.

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Droscher later described the chaotic scenes as people were trying to work out what had happened.

He said: "All of a sudden everyone started running to lift the car and that's when a lot us across the street realised that there was something under the SUV.

New Yorkers came together to help save a 25-year-old woman out from under an SUV. Credit: Colby Droscher via Storyful
New Yorkers came together to help save a 25-year-old woman out from under an SUV. Credit: Colby Droscher via Storyful

"I do know these onlookers acted with heroism."

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People can be seen running over to help the woman, attempting to tip the truck onto two wheels in order to free her.

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The woman seems fairly unfazed though. In photos of the scene after the woman was freed, she can be seen lying on the floor behind the black SUV using her phone as she's tended to by paramedics.

Credit: Colby Droscher via Storyful
Credit: Colby Droscher via Storyful

A spokesperson for the New York City Police Department told Insider that the 25-year-old woman was treated at Bellevue Hospital for cuts and bruises, but suffered no serious injuries.

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The 65-year-old driver of the SUV was issued a summons by police for failing to yield.

Droscher shared the video to Twitter, where many were happy to see New Yorkers coming together to help someone out.

One Twitter user wrote: "This, this right here is what humanity and America is all about. New York is the epitome of what we all are - or should aspire to be!! This is beautiful."

Another responded: "Look at all those incredible heroes running over to help. I just love that and I'm glad the women is awake and on her phone."

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Someone else tweeted: "That's my city and those are my people. So proud of these strangers. That is definitely how NYers roll. We keep to ourselves, always in a hurry, but if someone is in dire straights, we come together. For a minute, family."

Featured Image Credit: Colby Droscher via Storyful

Topics: US News, New York

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