Good Samaritan is hailed as a hero after coming to the aid of a woman who crashed on a busy highway – and then even helping the ambos
- The Good Samaritan stopped to check on the crashed car
- The female driver was unconscious at first
- But footage shows she was later alert and seemed fine
An Australian man is being hailed as a hero after he stopped to help a woman who crashed her car off a busy highway – and shared the experience on TikTok.
The footage shows a man going through the rear left door of the red sedan and checking the heartbeat of the young woman behind the wheel.
She is seen slumped over to the empty passenger seat.
“Oi wake up,” he calls, shaking the woman, even though she doesn’t seem to respond.
The clip, shared on Tuesday and believed to be set in the Brisbane area, shows airbags deployed on both the driver’s and passenger’s sides, but otherwise the car appears to be intact.
“The police are on their way. Are you good?’ shouts the man.
The footage shared to TIkTok shows the bystander checking the driver’s heartbeat as she sinks into the passenger seat and the front airbags both deploy
The Good Samaritan then shows where the car went off the highway.
The road appears to be straight and the car has entered the nature strip and has traveled about 20 meters through trees and a slight embankment before stopping in thick grass just short of the highway wall.
He shows the driver who now appears to be awake, recovering and has no visible injuries.
But the bystander’s story didn’t stop there, the video then cut to him behind the wheel of an ambulance that had turned up.
‘Look at this size! Ambo has asked me to drive the ambulance,’ he says.
He explained that the paramedic had ‘thrown’ him the keys and asked him to remove them from the busy road while he attended to the patient.
“I’ll tell you what, the fumes in that car, I was choking. Luckily I turned off the car, I’m such a hero,” he revealed modestly.
The Good Samaritan (left) was elated to be allowed to move the ambulance, while the driver seemed fine, though her car was in worse shape (right)
Commentators on the clip thanked the bystander for stopping to help.
“Good job, mate,” said one person.
“Well done, that’s someone’s daughter,” said another.
“Not all heroes wear capes,” a third added.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Queensland Ambulance for comment.