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Good Samaritans lift SUV off woman after she was hit while crossing road in Manhattan

This is the remarkable moment a crew of Good Samaritans lifted an SUV off a woman who was struck while crossing a street in New York City.  

The ordeal took place in Manhattan’s Midtown neighborhood on Wednesday at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and East 50th Street.

Authorities said the woman was pinned under the SUV that hit her when bystanders rushed over to help pull her to safety. 

Video obtained by ABC7 showed at least six men working to hoist up the back end of the vehicle before first responders arrived at the scene. 

Witnesses told the outlet that the woman was badly hurt, covered in blood and barely conscious, but did manage to squeeze the finger of one of the people who rescued her. 

One of the rescuers, Jesse Hershkowitz, described how he and the others jumped into action to save the woman.  

‘A large group of people [were] scrambling with jacks to try and lift the car and provide assistance,’ he said. 

‘About six or seven of us just ran out into the middle of the street, and we actually physically lifted the car and moved it off of her, without moving her obviously.’ 

‘She was moving her feet and her ankles,’ he added.

The woman has not been identified and her condition is unclear. 

She and another person were transported to a hospital, police said. 

Investigators are questioning the livery driver of the SUV who hit the woman and remained on the scene after the accident. 

It remains unclear whether the woman or the driver had the right of way. 

So far no arrests have been made.  

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