WGN TV reported this evening on some good news following a damaging car accident that struck late last night. Around 11p.m. at the intersection of Western and Pershing, a man was involved in a single car accident. The driver of a Ford pickup truck had smashed his vehicle into a support beam for a metal bridge.
Fortunately, a Good Samaritan was nearby when the accident struck. The rescuer, a Chicagoan and 17 year veteran of the city’s Department of Water Management, rushed to the scene after the crash occurred. He knew that time was crucial, because the truck engine was already starting to catch fire and the crash victim was still inside.
The Good Samaritan quickly drove his own SUV to block the intersection and, along with another passerby, rushed to pull the unconscious victim out of the crashed truck. The two forced open the door and eventually carried the man across the street.
Only seconds later the pickup burst into flames.
Our Chicago car accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti applaud the brave efforts of fellow community members, like those in this case, whose quickly thinking saves lives following car accidents. These rescuers are a testament to the community spirit that exists in our city. Our car crash attorneys recognize that most drivers carefully follow road rules with a focus on road safety. However, if you are ever a victim of an accident in which another driver fails to drive carefully, be assured that your legal rights provide support for your losses.