COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Police are reporting several students lifted a vehicle to help a girl who had just been run over in a Colorado Springs high school parking lot last Friday.
11 News talked to a few of the students and resource officers who helped save the girl. You can hear more about the heroic action they took on 11 News at 5:30 and 10 p.m. on Feb. 21.
The incident happened at about 2:45 p.m. at Rampart High School on the northeast side of the city on Feb. 15. The school is off Lexington Drive between N. Union Boulevard and Research Parkway.
The pedestrian is a girl who was "pinned while fully under the vehicle," according to Colorado Springs Police. Several students rushed to help.
"First thought was to get the car up off of her because it wasn't looking good with her under it," senior Felix Delmolino said.
"A whole bunch of people just came over and helped," sophomore Wyatt Aumiller added. "I don't know if that would happen at another school."
Students, a school security guard, and a school resource officer all worked together to lift the car. Another student went under the car to keep the trapped girl calm.
"And I was like 'hi, I'm Angie. It's going to be OK.' And as soon as I said that, they lifted the car off her," freshman Angela Martin said.
Finally, after a little more than a minute, a school resource officer was able to drag the girl out from under the car as the students lifted.
"It was pretty difficult because we were trying to lift with all of our strength and stuff," junior Johnathan Dunson recalled. "Everyone's faces were red. We were just lifting this car up to help this girl."
A true team effort, saving the life of a student they didn't even know.
"It's just so good that all the kids came over and helped everyone out. I think God blessed this girl because she's alive today," sophomore Alex Delmolino said.
The girl was taken to Children's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. She was released on Monday.
Counselors will be available at the school for any students who need it.
The driver involved was another student. Charges are not expected for the driver as the crash remains under investigation.