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New Jersey Trooper Helps Rescue Three from Submerged Automobile

By Lependorf & Silverstein on April 16, 2013

A Good Samaritan and a New Jersey state trooper were able to rescue three people who were trapped inside their overturned, submerged vehicle.  The car flipped on its top, landing upside down in a retention pond just prior to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5th, 2013.

As reported by the Associated Press, and published by abclocal.go.com on April 7th, 2013, Louis Roselli was in his parked car at a shopping center close to the scene of the crash when he heard screams.  He ran to the scene only to find the person who was screaming for help was bobbing up and down in the water.  He immediately jumped into the pond to save the victim just as New Jersey State Trooper Jaime Ablett arrived at the scene.

Trooper Ablett was off duty.  He had just completed his shift at Cape May where he had been looking for a missing boater.  A witness to the rescue reported that as the two men worked desperately to save the victims, she saw one of the victims turn blue.

Three people were rescued.  The last to be brought to shore was a pregnant woman.  The two brave men had held her head above water while one used a knife to free her from her seatbelt.

Trooper Ablett said about the rescue that all New Jersey Troopers are trained to perform similar rescues.  Any trooper would have acted in the same manner.  He expressed his thanks to Mr. Roselli for being a Good Samaritan.  Victims were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

At the firm of Lependorf & Silverstein our knowledgeable car crash attorneys want to honor those who have the courage to save lives.  They know that is the job of the New Jersey State Police on a daily basis.  If you or someone you love has been injured in a car crash caused by the negligence or recklessness of another, call us today at (609) 240-0040 for a free discussion of the details of your case.

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