Men and women are capable of amazing feats when life and death are on the line. The latest example proving this fact can be found in the video after the break, where you'll see a group of heroic strangers lifting an overturned pickup truck just enough to free a helpless passenger.

The accident happened on Interstate 10 just east of Desert Center, California, on Sunday, November 27. A cell phone-wielding bystander recorded the event while a large group of men and women lifted the mangled truck and pulled out a survivor.

Sadly, while the woman freed by the rescuers and another passenger survived, the driver suffered fatal injuries. Westbound traffic on Interstate 10 was reportedly stopped for four hours while the accident was cleaned up. See a pair of videos after the break.





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      Agilis
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not sure why people think they should just immediately step in and yank accident victims out of their vehicles. I understand they have good intentions, but the damage moving someone that needs to be stabilized, without stabilization, can be the difference between walking and being a paraplegic the rest of their life. Now, it's 1 thing if the person was being crushed by the vehicle, or if the vehicle was on fire, but most of the time, it's just better left to the trained professionals.
        Michael Campasini
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Agilis
        i think her arm was pinned under the vehicle thats why they moved it.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Agilis
        If you watch the video, you'll notice that there's a highway patrolman in there helping. I'm pretty sure he gave them permission to do so.
          jtav2002
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          But the highway patrolman may not know the extent of their injuries. I mean I understand what you're saying. For me it really depends on the situation. There are alot of variables. I've come upon a couple serious accidents in the past couple years(including a car hitting a ditch and rolling 4-5 times at 65+ and a truck hitting a tree head on doing 50). Unless them remaining in the vehicle will obviously cause them death(vehicle is on fire, being submerged in water, they're being crushed, etc.) I don't touch them. Try and keep them calm or from moving, make sure 911 is called, etc. I mean you can't fault them for doing what they did, and I'm in no way a professional but I try to assess the situation as best as possible. Luckily all the times I've seen these things it wasn't in very remote areas and some sort of emergency crews were on scene within a few minutes.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Xedicon
        • 3 Years Ago
        Good to know that spirit is still out there. I got hit by someone driving their car once (twice actually, not the same person though) but the first time the person driving saw me starting to pick myself up and they just drove off. Made me feel real special.
      Xedicon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good to know there were some survivors, but always sad to hear of someone lost in such a terrible way. To whomever the driver was, may they RIP.
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      We all know how this would've went down(or wouldn't) if it'd happen in China.
      budwsr25
      • 3 Years Ago
      They could have done more harm than good.
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      NissanGTR
      • 3 Years Ago
      Overturned on a straight road. Sad.
      SloopJohnB
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well, partially rerolling it (how can I link a rick-rolling video to this site?!)
      James Scott
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man, I really hope some of the people there were trained for this. I know they all have very good intentions for what they were doing but they could have caused more harm than good. There's a reason rescue workers cut the daylights out of a car and apply all kinds of restraining gear on people before they remove them rather than flip it back over with the occupants still inside.
      EUniqe
      • 3 Years Ago
      shame about the driver. nice bunch of people tho. and still wondering where said truck is.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EUniqe
        The truck is the crushed white object that they lift. It's a Dodge Ram.
      Simms
      • 3 Years Ago
      Men and women are capable of amazing feats, but I don't think this is one of them. I estimate 5-8 men and a truck that weighs less than 2.5 tons. This would mean about 600lbs of weight each if they were to lift the whole car off the ground. However, more likely that number would be less than half of that number ~300lbs and that isn't an insane amount.
      elo610
      • 3 Years Ago
      In 1997/8 I was on the New Jersey turnpike with my dad heading down to DC at about 6am. I was asleep, I woke up to my dad’s hand across my chest and looking directly at a car (Ford Explorer) coming at us in the air flipping multiple times. We learned later that the young woman driving the car fell asleep at the wheel. When she did, she hit the gas and then the wheel and went from the right lane all the way into the highway divider, at which point the divider caused the car to flip back into her own side of the highway. Needless to say, she was going very quickly and there was an in-creditable amount of damage. The SUV landed on its side, with part of SUV squarely on her arm. The arm looked like a pancake? She was losing a lot of blood. My dad, along with a lot of other people jumped over the divider and run to help her. I followed behind. I was about 19 years old, and have to say scared. Not run away scared. But scared none the less, it was an unfamiliar event, and the destruction along with the blood made a situation that would put most people in a dazed and confused state. My dad pushed me away and told me to go direct traffic. Which I did, but as I looked on 10 men along with my dad who has both military and first aid training lifted the car and pulled the young women out. One of the other 10 men was a doctor, or at least he said he was a doctor, and he directed my dad and other guys as he himself stabilized her. She was dressed in a business suit, and looked to be on her way to work. Being that this was 1997 or 8 she must have been an important person as across the highway splattered were her mobile phone, her laptop and a bunch of other documents that came flying out of the SUV. The truck was a late model Eddie Bauer Edition which I believe where prone to flipping over, but if you had a 1970’s Cadillac Eldorado you would be no less likely to flip over at those speeds. I think about that lady from time to time. I wonder if she made it. I am not sure; she was in really bad condition. I hope she did.
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