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13. Coming to the Rescue
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
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.
police officers congratulated Frohman on his attempt to
“I wasn’t trying to save him,” said
. “I was planning to knock his teeth out
damaging my car.”