STUART, Florida – A accident in which four people died in Martin County on Tuesday, Good Samaritans went into action to help victims.
The crash involving a Tesla sedan and a minivan happened shortly after 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Southbound Federal Highway and Northwest Baker Road.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the Tesla sedan struck the van, overturned and caught fire.
At the scene, the intersection was littered with debris as crews tried to rescue the victims involved.
Witnesses told WPTV the crash and aftermath were nothing like they had ever seen.
Christina Stamper was several cars behind the crash. She stopped and called 911.
“I saw what was taken out of that Tesla, and there were children, there were children,” said one witness.
Stamper emotionally described the scene.
“I watched them pull the drape over the body and I watched them pull the other man out,” Stamper said. “There were so many people here who just want to help and be there for their neighbors and do whatever they can and I think that’s amazing.”
Another good Samaritan, Robert Bieber, tried to save the teenagers from Tesla.
“I was face to face. I tried to crawl under the car to try to do something there, but because of the fact that it exploded people were yelling, ‘the car is going to explode, the car is going to explode.’ I couldn’t physically reach the kid that was inside,” Bieber said.
Bieber then rushed to the van and saw that the woman was still breathing. He cut her out of the belt and started CPR.
“I yelled wake up wake up wake up wake up wake up and that was it,” he said.
Bieber said he performed CPR on the woman until first responders arrived at the scene.
“I’m sorry, I wish I could have done more at one point and my heart goes out to them … I really do,” he added.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.