VIDEO: 12+ people help pull driver from overturned convertible


LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) – In the ultimate display of people helping people, a group of about 12 to 15 good Samaritans pulled over their cars on South Carolina’s Interstate 20 on Tuesday morning to help a man get out of an overturned car.

One of those rescuers, Louis Doleac, said he was heading to a meeting around 9:30 a.m. when he saw the car land near mile marker 56 after it flipped two or three times.

“Everybody stopped,” Doleac said. “Everybody wanted to get that guy out. Everybody wanted to save this guy’s life.”

Jonathan Janzen, the driver of the vehicle, is still in disbelief at how the whole thing happened.

“I had a library book in the backseat that I wasn’t thinking about,” Janzen said, “and as I hit about 70 miles per hour, it fluttered up and, I’m like ‘What’s that?’ I veered off to the left, over-corrected, and went across. I can’t believe I didn’t hit anybody.”

It was an emotional overload for Janzen, who walked away with just a scratch and a lot of new friends.

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