George Zimmerman helps rescue family from car wreck


Just four days after his not guilty verdict in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin set off nationwide protests, George Zimmerman assisted in the rescue of a family from a car wreck.

A statement released by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Department stated that on Thursday a blue Ford Explorer SUV overturned at approximately 5:45 p.m in Sanford, Florida. Two men responded to the accident and assisted the family of four (two adults, two children) by removing them from the vehicle before officers arrived. One of the men turned out to be Zimmerman, who’s been in hiding since he was set free.

The crash occurred at the intersection of I-4 and Route 46, police added. That would place the accident site at less than a mile from where Zimmerman shot Martin on that fateful evening.

Zimmerman was not a witness and after speaking to the police officer he left the scene. There were no reports of injuries to the family involved.

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