Good Samaritans pull driver from submerging pickup in Orange County
Victim's condition not known
ORLANDO, Fla. – Good Samaritans rescued the driver of a pickup truck Friday morning as the truck was sinking into an Orange County retention pond.
The crash happened off Semoran Boulevard at Lee Vista Boulevard near Orlando around 7:30 Friday morning.
Eva Delgado was on her way to work at the Hyatt Regency at the Orlando International airport when she say a white pickup truck crossed over the median into oncoming traffic barley missing her as it crashed right into the pond.
"I stopped my car and got out and walked over and I saw the car was in the middle of the retention pond and it was sinking," Delgado said.
Delgado said she saw several witnesses recording the crash on their cellphones so she looked at another man named Marcio Cicarini standing next to her and they both decided to jump in.
"I looked at him and I said, 'I'm going in' and he said, 'Let's go'," Delgado said.
The two swam up to the truck where thankfully Delgado said the driver's side window was open. She said the driver was unconscious.
"He was foaming out of the mouth and his eyes were half shut," Delgado said.
A third person helped them pull the driver out of the pickup. Delgado said she yelled for others to help, and a group of people got the driver to the shore.
"I definitely don't feel like a hero, I feel like me, I feel like I did the right thing," Delgado said.
"I helped somebody that's important, we all have to do a little that's all," Cicarini said.
Both said the driver was in a work uniform and was responsive by the time paramedics arrived. The cause of the crash and the driver's condition are not known.
The pickup was later pulled out of the water.
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