Austin, TX – A woman is hospitalized after her vehicle plunges to the street from a 7th floor parking garage in Downtown Austin.
It happened around the intersection of East Sixth and Brazos Streets at 8:30 a.m. July 13th. Police say the car fell off the parking garage and landed in an alley, hitting another car down below
The driver is hospitalized but expected to be okay.
I understand the need to help, but in cases like this and unless there is an outgoing danger like fire or major loss blood that needs to be contained:
DO. NOT. MOVE. THE. VICTIM!
Stay there, comfort, but wait for the professionals that have the proper equipment to remove the person safely. You good intentions may cause a bigger harm.
UPDATE: If the above is not enough, this is another type of encouragement to wait for rescue:
No good deed goes unpunished, or so goes the saying.Such was the case with Lisa Torti, who is being sued for pulling a now-paralyzed friend from the wreckage of a Los Angeles car accident in 2004.The victim’s lawyers claim the Good Samaritan bumbled the rescue and caused injury by yanking her friend “like a rag doll” to safety.
Hat Tip to @AnonTechGuy912