Everyday Heroes: Bystanders Assist the Victim of a Serious Georgia Car Accident


April 05, 2016

Recently, a chiropractic student and two other bystanders worked to save the life of a car accident victim trapped in a dangerous situation. The accident occurred in Cobb County at the intersection of Johnson Ferry and Roswell roads. One of the witnesses was in a nearby Sprint store and heard a deafening crash and saw a flash of light. Running to the street, he saw a car that had rammed into a massive power pole. Two other people were attempting to open the passenger door to assist the driver within, who had apparently suffered a stroke. The trapped driver was in a dire situation as fuel leaked from the vehicle and threatened to start a fire.

Working together, the three everyday heroes carefully pulled the driver to safety, taking precautions to minimize her risk of head or neck injuries. The car accident victim survived the accident, thanks in part to her Georgia heroes who took swift action to get her out of the potentially dangerous vehicle.

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Helping Others After a Car Accident

If you witness a car accident, there are several steps you can take to help the victim. Remember that every situation is different and you should never place yourself or the victim in a possibly dangerous situation in order to help.

When coming upon a crash, it is best to park a safe distance from the scene. Doing so will enable you to survey the accident from a distance and allow first responders to get through to the accident. You should first call 911 to report the accident and provide the dispatcher with important information that can help the victim, including the location of the accident, apparent condition of the victim, and the like. Alert dispatchers to any potential fuel leaks or other imminently dangerous conditions for the car accident victims.

If you feel it is safe to do so, and you want to offer more assistance until emergency responders arrive at the scene, you can approach and talk to the victims. Instruct them to keep calm and indicate that help is on the way. Remember that unless you are a licensed medical professional, you should not attempt to render medical aid as you could unintentionally injure the victim. Instead, you can be an everyday hero by calling for emergency assistance and reassuring car accident victims in their time of need.

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Source:
Atlanta Jewish Times

Category: Auto Accidents

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