Adrenaline apparently kicked in for a man who helped lift a vehicle off a Florida State Trooper, according to media reports.
Kenny Franklin, the Good Samaritan, was using Uber to get to work on Thursday when his driver had a seizure on I-4, saying the driver’s foot was still on the gas pedal. Although Franklin told Fox News that he thought his life “was pretty much over,” he was able to get the car to a stop on the side of the road from the back seat.
The driver then came out of the apparent seizure and “didn’t know where he was at, so he tried to put the car into a gear, and so he’s fumbling with the car,” Fox News reported.
Then State Trooper Jack Hypes approached, recalled Franklin. “He starts walking up towards me, to assist and assess the situation. As he did that, the driver mistakenly puts the car in reverse and hits the officer, who is then pinned underneath the car,” he said.
Franklin added that his “adrenaline was racing,” saying that “all you’re thinking about at that time is this, this needs to end well.”
So he lifted the car off Hypes, who got away with non-life threatening injuries.
The Florida Highway Patrol later stated that “all three men will be okay,” while praising Franklin for his actions.