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"Hero" Suffers Severe Cuts Freeing Woman and Child from Car Rollover

A Toyota sedan flipped over at Green and Stony Brook around 1:20 p.m. on Saturday.

"Hero" Suffers Severe Cuts Freeing Woman and Child from Car Rollover

A Toyota Corolla flipped on its side Saturday at Green and Stony Brook, trapping a woman and infant.

A 24-year-old bystander whom police called "kind of a hero" broke the vehicle's glass with his left hand and foot to free the occupants, said Boston Police Officer Nicole Grant.

The accident happened at 1:16 p.m., near the Green Street T. The site is also close the .

Jamaica Plain photographer Mike Flynn documented the strange scene, which snarled traffic and brought a rapid response from the police and fire department. One of his photos is attached to this post. For others, visit his web site.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. But Grant said a 56-year-old taxi driver who suffered injuries in the incident said he was driving on Green toward Washington when the Corolla tried to pass him on the left.

The 25-year-old driver of the Toyota, the infant, and the 24-year-old Good Samaritan were taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment. The taxi driver was taken to Faulkner Hospital.

No complaints had been filed as of Saturday night, Grant said.

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