George Zimmerman Saves Family From Overturned Car: Reports
George Zimmerman saved a family of four from a car crash in Florida, just days after he was acquitted, according to reports.
A spokesperson for his legal team said that Zimmerman helped rescue the family when their car overturned in Florida on Wednesday. He was traveling on Route 417 when he saw the overturned vehicle, reported the New York Daily News.
“There was a family trapped in there,” lawyer Sean Vincent told the paper. “George was able to help the family get out of the car before the first responders got there.”
ABC News first reported on the incident, saying that Zimmerman pulled the driver and passengers from the overturned vehicle. Another unidentified man also helped pull the family out.
When police arrived, they saw and recognized Zimmerman, it was reported.
Police did not elaborate on the cause of the crash, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. The crash was located around a mile from Zimmerman’s home in Sanford, ABC said.
Zimmerman gave a statement to a police deputy and then left.
The car crash incident is the first reported incident that Zimmerman has been seen in public. His lawyer told ABC that he was wearing a bulletproof vest when he was out.
Zimmerman has presumably been in hiding after he was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin last year.
His family said they have received death threats.
“We have had an enormous amount of death threats. George’s legal counsel has had death threats, the police chief of Sanford, many people have had death threats,” Zimmerman’s father, Robert Zimmerman told ABC.”‘Everyone with Georgie’s DNA should be killed’ — just every kind of horrible thing you can imagine.”
Zimmerman’s acquittal prompted hundreds of “Justice for Trayvon” protests across the U.S. over the weekend.