SHERMAN OAKS—As smoke and flames engulfed the streets, good Samaritans rushed to the scene of a crash. The incident occurred at around 9:38 a.m. on Sunday, August 15, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The accident was located at 5600 N. Vesper Ave., and authorities are now searching for the people who rushed to aid an unconscious man trapped in a burning vehicle.
A video depicting the scene was made by Patrick Murray, a man living by the intersection in an apartment. He grabbed his video camera just when people stopped to help the victims of the crash.
Four to five individuals pulled out the body of a 69-year-old victim, dragging him to a safer area on the street. Police officers stated that the classic 1932 Ford was stopped at a red light when it was rear-ended by a Hyundai. Within minutes of the impact, the Ford was engulfed in flames.
Valley Traffic officers hope to reunite those who rushed to help the victim of the crash since they left without giving their names.
The driver of the Ford and the occupants in the Hyundai, two women and two children ages 6 and 9, were taken to the hospital; however, they suffered only minor injuries, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Please contact the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division at 818-644-8000 for any additional information about the collision and to recognize those who helped the victims.