Employee helps save co-worker after SUV crashes - WKRN News 2

Employee helps save co-worker after SUV crashes through car dealership

Posted: Updated: May 3, 2013 09:04 PM CDT

A car dealership employee was back at work on Friday, just one day after an SUV crashed through the window of Drive Now.

Tommy Hall told Nashville's News 2 that his customer was out test driving a SUV on Thursday afternoon when he accidentally pressed the accelerator instead of the brakes while trying to park the vehicle.

"I was actually sitting right here and on the phone when this happened," Hall said. "All I heard was the rev of the motor and the next thing I hear is glass breaking."

Another 71-year-old Drive Now employee was sitting on a bench outside of the building when the car struck him before crashing through the office.

"He was on the outside and it caught him, right across the chest and drug him," Hall explained. "The only thing I could think of was him. He's laying underneath this vehicle, he's pinned underneath it, he can't get out.

He also said his co-worker was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and suffered several broken bones.

Hall sustained minor cuts and bruises and helped care for his injured co-worker until emergency workers arrived.

"I got him a bottle of water and some paper towels, and wet him down and kept his face cooled off and everything until the EMT got there because he was fixing to go into shock. You could tell," he said.

Hall added that his co-worker is still in the hospital recovering and expected to have several surgeries.

No charges have been filed against the driver of the SUV.

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