Police rescue man stuck under Honda after car jack fails
Let this be a lesson to always use jack stands.
Police bodycam footage details police officers arriving at the scene of an incident at around 8:45am on Tuesday, August 11. Shared online by Youtube channel PoliceActivity, the officers in the video are presented with a man stuck motionless under a white Honda Civic after it appears that his car jack failed, trapping him half underneath.
Quick actions meant that the man was rescued from under the car in just over three minutes after police were first called. As shown in the footage, the officers lifted the car up while a neighbor pulled him out from under the Honda. The man remained motionless for a small period of time before finally regaining the momentum to sit up.
Paramedics and firefighters arrived shortly after, and luckily the man was fine. He's quite lucky, because the consequences may have been insurmountable if help had taken longer to arrive.
Let this be a good lesson to show how important jack stands and other fail safes are while working on the underside of a car. Again, I'll reiterate that this man is lucky, because people have been crushed and killed by failing car jacks in the past.
I personally usually use two jack stands when I'm working on a car in case the weight of a failed jack breaks a stand - and when working on the brakes or hub, I always place the wheel underneath the car as a further failsafe.