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Chain Reaction Crash Sends Car In St. Pete Canal

Chain Reaction Crash Sends Car In St. Pete Canal

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (970 WFLA) - When retired firefighter Rich Aikman saw the car flip upside down into a canal on 77th Avenue North, his instincts kicked-in.

"You can choose to stand and watch or choose to do something.  So I choose to do something."

He helped rescue a man and two children, one of whom had to be revived becaue he was unconscious.  Police say they're all going to be okay.

It happed after a woman excellerated her car, causing a chain reaction along 77th Avenue.  Her car also careened into the canal and she was also rescued. 

 

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