A crowd of Good Samaritans came together in Florida to rescue a young girl trapped beneath an overturned SUV.
Motorists on I-75 in Tampa stopped their cars on Saturday when they noticed the crash, hopping out to help push the vehicle upright and help the three people inside, including a 9-year-old girl, Bay News 9 reported.
The dozens of people can be seen in a photo posted to Facebook using their collective strength to upright the car. The highway behind them appears to be a parking lot, filled with the helpers’ own cars.
“Just when I think humanity has lost its way, I see the kindness of others,” wrote Veronica Casteleiro on Facebook. “I didn’t see anyone worried about race or politics, the only concern [was] the lives in that car.”
Witness Dayna Gibson estimated that about 50 people offered a helping hand in the ordeal, saying that the volunteers “achieved what would have been impossible by coming together.” Gibson said once she pulled over, she could see the little girl’s arm “sticking out” from under the car.
“There were people from all walks of life there,” Gibson told Bay News 9. “It didn’t matter.”
The driver of the SUV lost control when one of the right tires ruptured, causing the car to upend and after it entered the grassy median. At one point, the three passengers were unconscious, but they were not seriously hurt, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Two of the occupants of the SUV had been released from the hospital by Sunday afternoon, while the 9-year-old was listed in fair condition.