Police: Zimmerman helps family in overturned SUV
ORLANDO — George Zimmerman, the man recently acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, helped rescue a family from an overturned SUV last week, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday.
According to sheriff's spokeswoman Heather Smith, deputies were called to the crash about 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
A Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle had gone off the road and rolled over in the area of Interstate 4 and State Road 46, with two children and their parents inside, Smith said.
By the time a deputy arrived, Zimmerman and an unidentified man “had already helped assist the family by getting them out of the overturned vehicle,” Smith said.
“Zimmerman was not a witness to the crash and left after making contact with the deputy,” Smith said in a email. “There were no report of injuries to the vehicle occupants.”
The sheriff's office did not release any other details.
Zimmerman remains in hiding, as he had been while awaiting trial.
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