George Zimmerman has reportedly emerged from hiding to rescue a family of four from an overturned SUV, reports ABC News.
This is the first time that Zimmerman has been spotted in public since a jury of his peers found him not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Read more from ABC below:
Zimmerman was one of two men who came to the aid of Dana and Mark Gerstle and their two children, who were trapped inside a blue Ford Explorer SUV that had rolled over after traveling off the highway in Sanford, Fla. at approximately 5:45 p.m. Thursday, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
The crash occurred at the intersection of I-4 and route Route 46, police said. The crash site is less than a mile from where Zimmerman shot Martin.
By the time police arrived, two people – including Zimmerman – had already helped the family get out of the overturned car, the sheriff’s office said. No one was reported to be injured.
Zimmerman was not a witness to the crash and left after speaking with the deputy, police said.
As previously reported, the Department of Justice is investigating whether or not to charge Zimmerman with a hate crime.
Though it was initially unconfirmed, news reports later revealed that the family in the SUV was White.
(Photo: George Zimmerman leaves court at the end of the session of his trial in Seminole circuit court, in Sanford, Fla., Monday, July 1, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)