Millard G. Snyder III helped to rescue Joseph A. DeVito from a runaway automobile, Pompano Beach, Florida, November 11, 1992. DeVito, 75, was driving an automobile on a six-lane highway when he lost consciousness and slumped against the steering wheel. A woman who had observed the situation ran to the runaway car and steered it from going into lanes of oncoming traffic. Snyder, 29, automobile sales manager, witnessed the incident from the nearby dealership where he was employed; he too ran after the car. As the car was headed toward a glass bus shelter along the side of the highway, Snyder attempted to stop it by entering its open driver’s window. He was knocked from the window and his foot run over by one of the car’s rear tires when the car changed course. Again Snyder ran after the car; reaching it, he opened the driver’s door, then jumped inside and took the car to a stop, at a point about a quarter-mile from where it had begun to travel out of control. DeVito was treated at a hospital and released. Snyder’s foot was bruised, but he recovered.
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