Three people help man seizing in his car
DANBURY — Three good Samaritans helped save a man who crashed his car due to a seizure while driving.
A man crashed into a parked car May 19 at the Danbury Fair Mall because he began seizing due to a medical condition while driving in the parking garage, according to police, and a witness called 911.
Both cars suffered heavy damage because the driver in medical distress was involuntarily pressing the gas pedal when his car rammed into the parked car, police said. Police don’t know the driver’s medical condition which caused him to seize, but he was transported to the Danbury Hospital for treatment, according to the release.
Police said the incident is noteworthy because of the responses by the person who witnessed the accident, Marcela Osello, and the passersby, Marcus Dixon and Krag Lehmann.
“After witnessing the accident Marcela ran to the operator of the car to provide aid,” police said in a release. “After finding the car doors looked, the operator unresponsive and the car engine revving from the gas pedal being depressed, she ran to her car to retrieve a crowbar. Her intention was to smash in a door window to shut the car engine off and provide assistance to the operator. As she approached the car, she was assisted by Marcus and Krag, who helped her smash the car window and enter the car.”
While they shut the engine off and helped the driver, both Lehnmann and Dixon suffered several cuts to their hands and risked their own safety to help someone in need.
“The Danbury Police Department commends them for their selfless actions and willingness to render aid to someone in need,” police said.