GOLDEN, Colo., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Five bystanders in a Colorado Wal-Mart parking lot lifted a car off of a 3-year-old boy who had become trapped beneath it, witnesses say.
Denver firefighter and paramedic Scott Martin, 38, was among the bystanders who rushed to the aid of the boy Saturday in Golden, Colo., The Denver Post reported. The newspaper said the group together lifted a 1996 Toyota Corolla high enough to allow Martin's wife Jennifer, 34, to pull the boy out from under the vehicle.
Colorado State Patrol Trooper David Hall said the toddler, Joshua Johnson, had bolted from his grandmother in the lot and was struck by a motorist looking for a parking spot. Hall said the toddler was listed in critical condition at Children's Hospital in Denver.
The Post said Scott Martin allowed the boy to breath again by straightening his airway while Jennifer Martin helped him use his radio to call for an ambulance.
Martin said it was the people who helped lift the car, and not him, who are the real heroes, saying, "They came out of nowhere, and as soon as we lifted it and I got under it and got the boy, they just disappeared. It was amazing."