Bystanders Lift Car Off Girl Knocked Down Outside School in Illinois

'It's your human instinct of survival,' explains woman who rallied together onlookers
By Simon Veazey, Epoch Times
January 22, 2018 Last Updated: January 22, 2018

A young girl from Moline, Illinois is in hospital after being knocked down by a car outside of her school on Friday, Jan 19.

The girl, who is not named in reports, suffered a punctured lung and broken bones, according to WQAD.

It could have been a lot worse, if it weren’t for the determined efforts of Trish Lang, who saw the accident unfold as she dropped off her son outside John Deere Middle school.

The girl had become trapped underneath the car, which had knocked her off her feet, hitting her head with the windshield, before she tumbled under the wheels.

Lang describes how her instincts kicked in as she rallied together onlookers to try to lift the car off the girl.

A police statement confirmed that several 911 calls reported that the girl was trapped under the wheels of the vehicle at around 7:45 a.m.

“Prior to the arrival of Moline police and fire, bystanders reportedly lifted the vehicle off the injured pedestrian,” said the statement from the Moline Police Department.