In Salt Lake City, bystanders flipped over an SUV that crashed into a river to rescue three teenagers.
According to reports, the teens were driving on Indiana Avenue when they suddenly changed directions to avoid the cars that stopped at a red light. As a result, the car crashed and landed on its roof into the Jordan River.
Luckily, a group of bystanders witnessed the incident. Without any hesitation, they jumped into the waters and rolled the car back over until they were able to pull the teenagers out.
There were witnesses who said that a dozen individuals helped in flipping the car. They also said that the driver was under water for about five or six minutes. Due to the wreckage, he got serious injuries and was immediately brought to a nearby hospital.
Ron Darro, one of the bystanders who helped, said the attempts to cut the seat belt of the driver were unsuccessful. So, they decided to get the vehicle upright.
“Everybody was yelling to jump in the water, and it just started snowballing. More and more people were in the water,” he explained.
Salt Lake Police Lt. Brian Purvis said that the two other guys were sent to the hospital. “It could have been a terrible outcome. It was just very, very lucky,” he said.