Comcast Employee Rescues Driver From A Submerged Car

Add “rescue people from an underwater car” to the list of things Comcast is better at than installing cable.

From The Oregonian:

According to Oregon State Police, Mendoza Olvera was driving south on Interstate 5 near milepost 230 when it accelerated and hit the back of a commercial semi-trailer. Mendoza Olvera’s Suzuki Sidekick then went into the center median and continued several hundred feet before going over a 40-foot embankment and into Oak Creek. The car was upside down in about four to five feet of water.

Police said Comcast employee Jay Burris, 36, from Salem, stopped to help. He ran down to the water and pulled Olvera out. She regained consciousness after being pulled from the water.

Two other men also stopped to help and the three of them flipped the car over to make sure there were no more passengers. The person they rescued was cited for reckless driving and not having a license.

Driver rescued from submerged car by bystander [The Oregonian]
(Photo: Oregon State Police)