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Good Samaritan Lifts Wrecked Vehicle Off Trapped Long Island Teen

A Good Samaritan used a car jack to lift a vehicle off an accident victim.
A Good Samaritan used a car jack to lift a vehicle off an accident victim. Photo Credit: Pixabay

An anonymous Good Samaritan helped save a teen who lost control of his vehicle and was partially ejected with the car landing on top of him.

The crash took place around 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11, when 18-year-old James Cermak, of Medford, was driving a 2000 Toyota pickup truck eastbound on Veterans Memorial Highway, said the Suffolk County Police.

According to police, Cermak lost control of the vehicle, which then overturned, at the merge with eastbound Sunrise Service Road and he was partially ejected.

A passing motorist from Bayport then came to the rescue and used a car jack to lift the pickup off of Cermak.

When first responders arrived, Cermak was airlifted via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.

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