On Saturday night in Phoenix, Arizona, a single-car accident took place off of a highway off-ramp, prompting an onlooking good samaritan into action.
The car wreck took place on the eastbound off-ramp to the Loop 101, when the driver of a silver Honda tried to avoid a speeding car and instead flew off the ramp and into a roadside ditch. One witness stated:
"I saw this car come flying off the ravine. I don't know if he tried to get out of the way. It just looked like a lot of cars trying to slow down or get out of the way, and then I think he got the bad end of it."
Others nearby said that a male onlooker who saw the incident from his apartment complex tried to rush to the aid of the car's driver, and jumped over the railing of his apartment balcony which was two stories up.
Police spokesman, Sgt. Brian Fernandez, revealed that the good samaritan was injured in the process. He stated:
"He wanted to hop over the wall to render aid and he injured himself as well. He fractured his leg."
Both the man who jumped from the balcony, and the driver of the car involved in the crash were transported to the hospital, the latter apparently in critical condition from accident-related injuries.
The family of the man who leapt from two stories has stated that he is doing alright, aside from the broken leg.
As a Phoenix accident attorney, you see that individuals react in extraordinary ways when put in difficult and trying situations.
Although the man hurt himself in the process, which rendered him too injured to help in the rescue, the onlooker who jumped off his balcony should be applauded for his courage to provide immediate help to another individual in need, even at the risk of injury to his own self.
Our accident injury attorneys Phoenix will keep you updated on this story as more information becomes available.