Good Samaritans reportedly lift vehicle off suspected DUI driver's head in Colorado Springs

Published: Feb. 13, 2019 at 9:03 PM MST
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A suspected DUI driver was rescued by several good Samaritans after a car reportedly ended up on her head in a crash.

Officers were called to the crash near North Carefree Circle and Scenic Circle at about 5:17 p.m. Investigators say the driver of a 2004 GMC Envoy SUV was seen eastbound on Carefree allegedly speeding and driving erratically.

The driver of the SUV was then seen drifting off the roadway, then hitting the curb and rolling the vehicle before eventually crashing into the back of a legally parked pickup truck.

The driver was only identified as a 28-year-old Colorado Springs woman. She was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected out of the passenger side window of her SUV. Authorities believe speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.

Witnesses told police they saw six citizens help the driver because one of the vehicles appeared to have ended up on top of the driver's head. 11 News has a call into police for more clarification on how the vehicle reportedly ended up on her head.

These good Samaritans lifted the car off of the woman and provided aid until emergency medical technicians arrived. The driver was listed as being in stable condition at a local hospital. Several of the people who provided help to the driver were identified and will be acknowledged by police in the future.

The driver was served with a misdemeanor traffic citation. Her name is not being released to the public.