Police and Good Samaritans rescue great-grandmother and child trapped under car

Police in Tampa have released bodycam footage of the rescue of a great-grandmother and small child trapped under a car after a driver ran them over as they were reversing out of a parking lot.

On Sunday, Tampa Police and Fire Departments responded to a report of a car accident involving a pedestrian in the parking lot of an apartment complex and found an 80-year-old woman and her 3-year-old great-granddaughter pinned under a Toyota Corolla. .

‼️𝐌𝐔𝐒𝐓 𝐖𝐀𝐓𝐂𝐇‼️ Without the quick actions of Cpl. Baker, Good Samaritans and Tampa Fire Rescue firefighters, a grandmother and a young child may not have made it out of this accident alive! A body-worn camera captured the rescue on Sunday, Dec. 18, when #YourTampaPD responded to a car accident involving a pedestrian in the parking lot of the Arbor Ponds apartment complex on 📍2901 N Dale Mabry Highway. An 80-year-old woman and her 3-year-old great-granddaughter were trapped under a car. The driver hit the victims when he reversed out of a parking space. He said he did not see the woman pushing the child in a stroller when they returned from the grocery store and accidentally ran his vehicle over both victims. After feeling a bump, the driver said he assumed it was a major storm drain and tried to move forward. When the vehicle was not moving, he realized he had hit someone. With the help of neighbors, who used a hydraulic jack to lift the car off the ground before the first emergency services arrived, Cpl. Baker was able to move groceries between the woman and the car so she could breathe. He worked with firefighters to cut the child out of her stroller and eventually get both victims to safety. “𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘱𝘭. 𝘉𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘳’𝘴 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘮𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘹𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘛𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘢 𝘗𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘥𝘰 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘣𝘦 𝘶𝘱𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘀𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗺 𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘚𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘛𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘢 𝘛𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘢 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘫𝘶𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺.

Posted by the Tampa Police Department on Tuesday, December 20, 2022

According to police, the two were on their way to the supermarket when a driver accidentally hit the two when reversing out of a parking space.

“After feeling a bump, the driver said he assumed it was a large storm drain and tried to move forward. When the vehicle did not move, he realized he had hit someone,” police said.

A group of unidentified Good Samaritans used a hydraulic jack to raise the car before first responders arrived.

Once on scene, Police Cpl. Lance Baker helped the woman trapped under the car breathe again by taking groceries from the store between the woman and the car, police said. Baker also worked with firefighters to cut the child out of her stroller before they could safely get them both out from under the vehicle.

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First responders cut the child from her stroller before safely pulling her and her great-grandmother out from under the vehicle.

Tampa police


In a statement, interim police chief Lee Barcaw Baker applauded his balance under pressure and suggested the 80-year-old and great-granddaughter are on the mend for the upcoming holiday season.

“We are proud of Cpl. Baker’s quick actions and composure under pressure as he helped this family,” Barcaw said. “We are grateful to the Good Samaritans and Tampa firefighters who also stepped in to ensure that this grandmother and young child have the opportunity to experience another Christmas this week.”


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