Neighbor Rescues Boy From Under Car
An 8-year-old South Anchorage boy stopped breathing briefly after he was pinned under a limousine Wednesday.
After a South Anchorage car accident pinned 8-year-old Xavier Morales-Rodriguez under a limousine late last night, Anchorage police said he was rescued by a "quick-thinking neighbor."
Morales-Rodriguez had been playing in a driveway on the 10600 block of Elmore Road as his younger brothers, ages 1 and 2, played inside a parked Cadillac limousine shortly after 10 p.m Wednesday.
Police said they believe the toddlers were somehow able to shift the car out of park, rolling it down the driveway and pinning Morales-Rodriguez beneath the driver's side.
Neighbor Khody Gerhardt witnessed the accident, and ran to retrieve his floor jack. As another neighbor jacked the car up off of Morales-Rodriguez's body, Gerhardt crawled under the vehicle and pulled the boy out into the driveway.
The 8-year-old wasn't breathing.
Gerhardt immediately began CPR, and soon the boy began breathing again.
Morales-Rodriguez was then driven to a local hospital, and police said his condition is not considered life threatening.