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Watch: Firefighters lift car off homeless man after alleged DUI crash

Seven firefighters and a bystander lifted the vehicle with their bare hands as two other firefighters pulled the victim out


By FireRescue1 Staff

LOS ANGELES — A group of firefighters rescued a homeless man by lifting a car off of him after he was hit by an alleged drunk driver.

ABC7 reported that the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a vehicle crashed onto a sidewalk, where a man and woman were sleeping. The woman was struck and the man was pinned down, according to police.

Seven firefighters and a bystander lifted the vehicle off of the man with their bare hands as two other firefighters pulled him out from underneath the car.

Police said the man suffered a collapsed lung and back injury, while the woman suffered minor injuries.

The driver was arrested for felony DUI involving narcotics, according to police.

 

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