Witnesses raced to the scene to drag the victim to safety.
Things like this shouldn't happen but they do. It typically always comes down to reckless driving. The consequences can be severe and, sadly, fatal sometimes. But today does not appear to be one of those days. Only a few hours ago there was an accident in the Lower East Side of New York City at Delancey and Norfolk streets where what appears to be a Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV that had just run over a female pedestrian.
This individual was trapped underneath but was dragged to safety after eyewitnesses heroically lifted the SUV. There are no reports on the extent of her injuries, but she was seen texting on her smartphone once freed.
Emergency services were called to the scene but by the time they arrived the victim had been freed thanks to the quick actions of complete strangers. So, how did something like this happen? How did the SUV's driver not see this woman? The weather appears to be just fine and the incident happened during daylight hours. Clearly, there will be an investigation and reckless driving charges could be filed. It's still way too early to know at this time. But still, it required over a dozen people to lift the SUV so the woman could safely be recovered.
There doesn't appear to be any damage to the vehicle, such as a broken windshield or broken headlights, thus indicating the driver may have been going in reverse.
Plus, a couple of images taken at the scene show the victim stuck under the SUV facedown at its rear. Chances are very likely this was an accident and not some violent act aimed at someone specifically. Given all of the modern-day driver-assist features, such as a backup camera and reverse sensors, it's troubling this incident still occurred.