13. Coming to the Rescue





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A 20-year-old man, driving under the influence and excessive speed early yesterday evening along New York , died after clipping another car. Buddy Allen was at the scene of the accident. Apparently, he not strapped into his seat belt at the he collided with a car in front of .

Allen was doing about 60 mph on the mph street when his SUV overtook and hit car driven by Steve Frohman. Frohman, a scratch , had just finished an unpleasant round of golf. said he was doing the speed limit when happened to look in his rear view mirror saw a car coming up on him fast.

that he was about to get rear-ended, Frohman to get halfway into the adjoining lane. The car hit Frohman’s new sedan, then hit a , and became airborne. Allen flew out of the , landing on grass near the base of a pole. Frohman, braking to a stop, saw Allen on the grass. But the unthinkable happened. Upside but also flying through the air, the SUV the light pole and dropped straight down, landing on Allen.

Frohman ran over to the SUV. both of Allen’s feet under the SUV, Frohman to rock it back and forth so that would roll off Allen. Not succeeding, he dialed on his cell phone. Police and paramedics arrived a few minutes. Frohman was still trying to the SUV off the victim when they arrived. police told him to move back. Four of rolled the SUV off the dead body. The did not even check the airway; they knew dead person when they saw one.

One of police officers congratulated Frohman on his attempt to Allen.

“I wasn’t trying to save him,” said . “I was planning to knock his teeth out damaging my car.”