Working Together To Save A Life

On July 9, 2015, at approximately 9:47pm, 9-1-1 received an emergency call regarding a major vehicle accident that occurred at Greenville Avenue and Bryan Parkway.  A motorcycle had collided with a vehicle, causing the motorcyclist to become trapped underneath the vehicle.  Several witnesses rushed to the scene and police arrived within thirty seconds of being dispatched. The first attempt of using a jack to raise the vehicle failed. The female motorcyclist was gasping for air as the vehicle was crushing her.  Realizing the dire situation at hand, Dallas police officers, Dallas Fire Rescue, and citizens changed course and relied on unified physical human strength.  Instead of waiting for additional equipment to arrive, the decision was made to lift the vehicle by hand.  Dash cam video captured the incident as this team came together to do the unthinkable.  They lifted the vehicle, pulled the victim out from underneath, and rushed her to the hospital.  Remarkably, she sustained no major injuries from the crash.