Fresh from his acquittal for second-degree murder and manslaughter in the Trayvon Martin case, George Zimmerman emerged from hiding last week and helped rescue a family from an overturned SUV, according to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office on Monday.
According to Sheriff’s spokeswoman Heather Smith, deputies were called to a crash scene Wednesday at about 5:45 p.m. near Interstate 4 and State Road 46.
A Ford Explorer sports utility vehicle had veered off the road and rolled over trapping two children and their parents in the vehicle.
By the time emergency responders arrived, Zimmerman and an unidentified man “had already helped assist the family by getting them out of the overturned vehicle,” Smith indicated in an email statement to the Orlando Sentinel. “Zimmerman was not a witness to the crash and left after making contact with the deputy.”
There were no report of injuries to the occupants of the SUV and the Sheriff’s Office has not released any information on the family, or the other individual assisting in the rescue.
Zimmerman was recently acquitted by a Seminole County jury in the February 26, 2012 second-degree murder and manslaughter of 17 year-old Miami Gardens resident Trayvon Martin.
“While the Trayvon Martin case was and is a tragedy, George Zimmerman was acquitted by a jury of his peers,” Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Eric Schwartzreich told Examiner. “In hiding and under intense media scrutiny, he thought enough to stop and render aid at an accident scene. Zimmerman will never truly be a free man.”