Video shows good Samaritans helping man trapped under ice cream truck after Broward crash

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – An ice cream truck overturned trapping a driver underneath it on Friday in Broward County and good Samaritans quickly didn’t hesitate to find a way to help.

The crash was along West Pembroke Road at South Park Road, east of First Street, and west of Interstate 95, in Pembroke Park.

Darnell Toney was among the witnesses who rushed in to help the driver whose legs were under the weight of the metal.

“I asked what the situation was and someone told me that someone was stuck under the truck and I was like, why are y’all standing around? I just felt like the man couldn’t die on my watch,” Toney said.

Good Samaritans use a jack from a tow truck to help a man who was trapped under a truck on Friday in Pembroke Park. (Courtesy photo)

The good Samaritans used a jack from a tow truck that was nearby to help relieve the pressure on his legs, as gas and oil leaked on him and the road.

“We was able to get the jack under there and relieve the pressure off the guy’s leg and gave him comfort until the ambulance appeared,” Toney said.

Witnesses said he was alive when paramedics arrived. Toney said being a part of the effort restored his faith in humanity.

“Everybody that participated, they showed that they cared,” Toney said.

According to Pembroke Park Police Department, the crash wasn’t fatal, but there was a woman who suffered minor injuries.

Detectives were asking anyone with information about the cause of the crash to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

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