OAKLAND PARK, FLA. (WSVN) - A good Samaritan came to a driver’s rescue after, authorities said, the motorist became trapped by flames during a multi-vehicle collision in Oakland Park, Monday morning.
According to police, a tow truck was heading eastbound on West Oakland Park Boulevard when the driver attempted to make a U-turn near North Andrews Avenue. That’s when a small, white sedan slammed into the back of the truck. The sedan caught on fire shortly after, just before 8 a.m.
David Feinburg, who saw the crash, rushed to help. “He was turning down the street to make a U-turn, and I guess when he was like this, she plowed into him, turned him and fish-tailed him the way you see him right now,” he said.
Feinburg then jumped into action. “You think someone died,” he said. “I put out the fire of the car, and the car was on fire.”
Seconds after the crash, Feinburg said, a motorcyclist traveling along the same road was unaware of the crash before him and lost control. “About two seconds later, a motorcycle was coming down, and he swerved to miss the debris, hit the curb, jumped, and the passenger went flying,” said Feinburg.
The motorcyclist suffered head injuries and had to be transported to the hospital. The female driver of the white sedan was also hospitalized.
The driver of the tow truck was not injured.
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