Teen Saves Woman from Car Crash on the 710

download (24)We love talking about how there are people in this community who are doing well by others.  This is one of those stories that could very well have had a tragic ending were it not for the fast thinking of a Long Beach teen.

On the 710 Freeway, there are enough twists and turns to make it dangerous or most travelers.  It’s always necessary to exercise caution when on the road.  A woman found herself in a precarious situation when she slammed through the guardrail and fell over the edge.

Andrew Franco saw this and, rather than standing still, he went into action to try to help the lady who had crashed her vehicle.  He saw what needed to be done, using his sturdy pocketknife to break the window and drag the woman to safety.

“I did it because I had to,” says Franco.  He doesn’t view himself as the hero.  He views himself as someone who wants to help others.  Cars going down the embankment is not a new story, in fact, it’s something that he noticed lots of people do.

He mentioned that there should be a better on ramp so that people aren’t falling off and crashing through the guardrail.  In fact, it wasn’t too long ago that he helped another motorist who had fallen off of the embankment.

Seeing folks doing well warms our hearts.  If you’ve been injured in an accident, and you don’t know where to turn, give us a call here at MBLK.  Our trained and experienced attorneys will make sure that you receive the attention you deserve.

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