Dramatic footage captured the “heroic” rescue of a 19-year-old driver who was pinned beneath a 1.5-ton overturned car after speeding along a Georgia highway.
The teen was racing around 11 p.m. last week through Lawrenceville, a city 45 miles northeast of Atlanta, when he lost control of the car and crashed into a median, police said.
After being partially thrown from the sunroof, the driver became trapped between the roadway and car — severely restricting his airway.
Several boys crawled out from the backseat of the car, desperately begging a responding officer to “please help us out!”
“You, you and me — will lift this car up right now,” Sergeant Peterson ordered.
The group did their best to lift the car, but struggled under the massive 3,600-pound weight of the vehicle.
Luckily, a second car of good Samaritans and three other Lawrenceville officers stopped to help rescue the trapped driver, giving them the extra strength to raise the vehicle.
“Come on, ya’ll, we got this!” Peterson can be heard saying.
Moments later, the injured teenager dropped from the small space his group of rescuers opened up for him.
The several-minute rescue came just in the nick of time.
“[The] heroic actions by Lawrenceville Police Officers and Good Samaritans saved a driver’s life,” Lawrenceville PD said.
The 19-year-old driver was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated for several injuries sustained from the crash.
When he gets discharged, he will face speeding, reckless driving, fleeing to elude a police officer and unsafe lane change charges, the department told Fox News.