Driver Rescued by Good Samaritans After His SUV Flips Over

Some Good Samaritans kicked out the windshield to free the trapped man.

July 26, 2015, 4:30 PM

— -- A New York City man is fortunate to be alive, thanks to some Good Samaritans, after his car flipped over, trapping him.

ABC station WABC-TV reports that driver Tony Chan was driving in reverse at a high speed Saturday morning when he lost control of his SUV on a street in the Queens neighborhood of Flushing, according to police. As a result, the SUV flipped on its roof.

When smoke started to come out of the vehicle, a couple of Good Samaritans arrived and kicked the windshield to pull Chan out to safety.

"We were thinking maybe the car would explode, so I worried about that," said Ping Xie, who recorded the rescue on his cellphone.

Chan was taken to a local hospital for a minor injury to the head.

No charges were filed, according to police.

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