A video posted Sunday to YouTube shows the moment when a Lincoln Towncar and an 18-wheeler collided last Monday on I-10 in Gulfport. (Photo source: YouTube)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
What would you do if you witnessed a crash and explosion directly in front of you on the interstate? Would you stop to help?
A video posted Sunday to YouTube shows the moment when a Lincoln Towncar and an 18-wheeler collided last Monday on I-10 in Gulfport. It happened near the Hwy 49 exit around 5:30pm.
"Whoa, whoa, whoa, hang on!" the driver yells out as he watches the crash unfold in front of him.
The five and a half minute video shows that driver, and several people running to the burning wreckage to help the victims. One man is armed with a fire extinguisher. For three minutes, the Good Samaritans tend to the crash survivors before Gulfport Police and firefighters arrive at the scene.
As WLOX News reported last week, the driver of the car was at fault in the accident. She and a small child were able to escape the wreckage unharmed.
Scott Swanstrom, who was driving the 18-wheeler, was also unharmed. He told WLOX News the day after the crash, "I don't know how we made it through that. I'm just glad that baby is ok."
Read more from Swanstrom, and get a closer look at pictures of the wreckage here: http://shout.lt/B29F
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