EXCLUSIVE: Hopkinton Junk Workers Lift Car, Save Man Pinned Underneath


HOPKINTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A group of 1-800-GOT-JUNK workers were in exactly the right place at the right time Sunday, and managed to lift a car to rescue a man trapped underneath.

The group of five men had just returned to their warehouse in Hopkinton, and were standing outside when they heard a cry for help. A man from a neighboring business had been fixing his car's exhaust pipe when the jack collapsed, pinning the man under the car.

"All of a sudden we hear him yell...and then he says 'Help me! Help me!,' We just looked over and we saw the car was jacked up first and then it fell off the jack and landed on him," said Got Junk worker Ryan Douglas.

The five workers jumped into action. Three of the men lifted the car, while another two pulled the man out.

One of the workers, Marcos Santiago, said they're used to moving heavy objects — but none as heavy as a car.

"I didn't know where that strength came from. It was definitely a hundred percent adrenaline," he said. "It was a split second and we picked up the car, and he was able to get out."

The man was seriously hurt, and needed surgery for a broken nose and serious facial injuries.

Got Junk boss Judy Briggs is calling her workers "heroes," but they say anyone would have done the same.

WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) has this exclusive story:

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(Photo: 1-800-GOT-JUNK)


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