Onlookers Lift Car Off Trapped Woman After Hamilton Crash
A woman who crashed her car and became trapped when it flipped over onto her in Hamilton Township Sunday may have police and several onlookers to thank for saving her life.
Police say their investigation revealed the driver, who was not initially identified, was traveling southbound on Weymouth Road around a curve when she lost control of her vehicle, it went off the roadway, and struck a tree. She was ejected from the vehicle as it overturned and the vehicle came to rest upside down on top of her.
Hamilton Townahip Police Sgt. Michael Virga and seven passers-by lifted the vehicle enough for Sgt. Michael Schnurr to pull the driver from underneath it. She was flown by helicopter to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, in Atlantic City with serious injuries, police said.
Good Samaritans who provided critical assistance were Maria Gallagher, Harry Gallagher, Nereida Santos, Michael Braunius, Mignalys Vidal, Savannah Asencio, and Jason Sabol, police said.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
SOURCE: Hamilton Township Police Department Press Release