Saturday, December 8, 2012
A Good Samaritan and paramedic were hit by a drunk driver in Brevard County early Saturday morning while trying to wake up another drunk driver.
Tyler Milam saw a driver slumped over behind the wheel on Palm Bay Road just before the intersection on Minton Road.
He said he stopped to see if the guy was OK. That's when he realized the guy was asleep and the car was not in park.
An ambulance then showed up at the scene.
The paramedics and man were trying to wake up the driver when another driver rounded the corner, drove up on the median and ran over a paramedic and the woman, who had also stopped to help.
Witnesses said the driver probably would have kept on going if he hadn't hit a sign.
“I was looking at the other guy, making sure, like, seeing what he was doing because he looked like he was going to drive away,” Milam said. “He had his head out the window and kept looking back, like he was about to drive off again. But the sign was under his car. He kept going forward and backing up and going forward and backing up.”
Both drivers were arrested at the scene for driving under the influence and booked at the Palm Bay Police Department.
The paramedic and Good Samaritan who were hit are awake and alert at a local hospital.
Milam told News 13 there were approximately five people surrounding the original car trying to wake up that driver, and said they’re lucky more people weren’t hurt.
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