Heartbreaking Michigan dashcam video shows MPs lifting woman’s car to save her life
Several Michigan Sheriff’s deputies lifted a car that had overturned on an unconscious woman after a hit-and-run Thursday, according to dashcam footage released by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.
The woman was thrown from her car after a high-speed car passed a stop sign and knocked her over in Pontiac, about 30 miles north of Detroit. The driver of the fast-moving car, who police identified as 30-year-old Dontonio Tremone Nichols, allegedly jumped out of his vehicle and fled the crash.
A deputy witnessed the crash and quickly realized the victim was trapped under his car and his 2-year-old was swinging upside down in a car seat.
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Eight sheriff’s assistants got on one side of the car and managed to lift one side enough to free the injured woman.
“They realized it was life or death, it was under the car, they couldn’t wait for help from a breakdown service, and the jaws of life probably wouldn’t even be functional,” said the Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard at FOX2 Detroit. “She didn’t have time to wait so they got as many bodies in there as fast as they could, [lifted] the car, and [pulled] her outside. “
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Her child was not injured, according to FOX2 Detroit.
Nichols, who police say escaped parole, was arrested Thursday night on charges of leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a revoked license and obstructing police. He is being held on $ 275,000 bond.