Incredible new video shows Dallas police officers, firefighters and Good Samaritans rushing to lift a car off a woman who was trapped underneath it.
The dash-cam video, released on Thursday by Dallas police, shows a woman driving her motorcycle into a car, which then rolls over her, trapping her underneath. The impressive footage then shows a swarm of people rushing to lift the car with their bare hands, WFAA reports. The accident happened near the intersection of Greenville Avenue and Bryan Parkway just before 10 p.m. on July 9.
"The female motorcyclist was gasping for air as the vehicle was crushing her," noted the Dallas Police Department blog, adding that the situation was "dire."
Dallas police officers arrived within 30 seconds, according to the department. The scene grew quickly to include firefighters and witnesses.
At first, rescuers tried to free the woman using a jack, but that didn't work, reports The Dallas Morning News.
"I was like, there's enough of us here, let's just lift it up, let's go," DPD officer Laura Beddow told WFAA. She felt it was best to move quickly and not wait for additional equipment to arrive.
Several people helped to pull the woman out from under the car as others held one side up.
The woman, who does not want to be identified, is still recovering – miraculously, she did not suffer any major injuries.
The driver of the car was cited for failure to use a signal.