Neighbor comes to rescue of 2 trapped in SUV that hit tree in Hollywood

 

wmichot@MiamiHerald.com

Two people were seriously injured Monday morning after their SUV slammed into a tree in a residential neighborhood in Hollywood.

Aaron Cypress, 20, and Colton Vasquez, 15, who were trapped inside, were cut out from the vehicle, a 2003 Lincoln Aviator, by Hollywood Fire Rescue.

The SUV was wrapped around a tree in the 6700 block of Charleston Street. Alcohol may have played a role in the crash, according to police.

The two men were taken to Memorial Regional Hospital where they are undergoing treatment.

Job Lockwood, a neighbor, had just arrived home from work when he heard the crash at about 6 a.m.

Hearing screams from inside the SUV, he grabbed two fire extinguishers and ran to the vehicle, fearing that it might catch fire.

Before firefighters arrived, he began ripping out the windows with his hands as the SUV filled up with smoke, possibly from the deployed airbags.

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