Video: Good Samaritans help Florida driver suffering medical episode

These Good Samaritans were in the right place at the right time

If you watch any video in your feed today, make it this one. A group of Good Samaritans sprang into action on May 5 to help a woman who suffered a medical episode while driving on Woolbright Road. As her car slowly entered the intersection at Congress Avenue, her co-worker raced across the street waving her arms to get the attention of other motorists. Her co-worker was in another car and saw her slumped over the steering wheel. Several people got out of their cars and worked together to stop the moving car. One woman grabbed a dumbbell from her car and a man used it to smash the rear passenger’s side window. Another man then climbed through the window to unlock the passenger’s side door. The car was then put in park and the Good Samaritans pushed it to a nearby 7-Eleven parking lot where a nurse who was on the phone with 911 provided medical attention until the fire department arrives. We are sharing this video in hopes of learning the identities of all the strangers who came together to save this woman’s life. They are heroes and we want to bring them back together at the police department to recognize them and meet the woman they rescued.

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – A video posted on Wednesday by the Boynton Beach Police Department is going viral for a good reason.

A group of Good Samaritans sprang into action on May 5 to help a woman who suffered a medical episode.

The police department said the woman was driving on Woolbright Road when her car slowly entered the intersection at Congress Avenue.

In the video you can see a woman, identified as a co-worker, run across the street waving her arms to get the attention of other motorists. The co-worker was in another car at the time of the incident and saw her slumped over the steering wheel.

Several people got out of their cars and worked together to stop the moving car. One woman grabbed a dumbbell from her car and a man used it to smash the rear passenger’s side window.

Another man then climbed through the window to unlock the passenger’s side door. The car was then put in park and the Good Samaritans pushed it to a nearby 7-Eleven parking lot where a nurse who was on the phone with 911 provided medical attention until the fire department arrives.

“We are sharing this video in hopes of learning the identities of all the strangers who came together to save this woman’s life,” the Boynton Beach Police Department said. “They are heroes and we want to bring them back together at the police department to recognize them and meet the woman they rescued.”

The police department is asking for the community’s help to find these kindhearted individuals.

If you or someone you know is in this video or helped in any way, please contact PIO Stephanie Slater at slaters@bbfl.us.


About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.