Driver Crashes, Good Samaritans Come to Rescue

By Julie Tam
|  Friday, Jun 18, 2010  |  Updated 2:46 PM CDT
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Driver Crashes, Good Samaritans Come to Rescue

The quick response of strangers helped save a man's life after an accident.
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The quick response of strangers helped save a man's life after an accident.

A man who police said appeared to be in his late 60s crashed his car into a truck parked on McKinney Avenue, just north of Blackburn Street in Uptown Dallas shortly before midnight Thursday. He also knocked over sign on the sidewalk.

The injured driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Paramedics said he would not even have had a fighting chance if not for a couple of good Samaritans, two men who rushed from an apartment to help after hearing the crash.

The car sustained only minor damage, but the driver was unresponsive when the two men found him locked in his car. One man ran back inside to get a hammer to smash out a car window to get the victim out.

One of the rescuers, Adam Golden, is a nurse at Forest Park Medical Center and performed CPR for several minutes to keep the driver alive until paramedics arrived.

Police said the driver likely suffered a medical emergency -- possibly a heart attack -- which caused him to lose control of the car.

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