Friends Push Car Off Driver

, Written by Craig Smullin, Posted: Thu, February 23 2012 at 5:14 PM, Updated: Thu, February 23 2012 at 5:20 PM

A dramatic rescue as a pair of South Medford sophomores lift up their friends vehicle to free him after a lunchtime rollover accident.
     South Medford sophomore David McNair was driving 3 of his friends back to school when he lost control, his Acura landing on it's side, pinning his arm underneath.
   Tristan Moore and Ty Razui quickly leapt into action, lifting the vehicle, freeing their friend's arm.
    "I couldn't believe we lifted that car up, we lifted it up and he crawled out. It was just adrenaline."
   McNair's Acura was rounding a corner on Griffin Creek Lane when it lost control.
   "We were just going too fast around that corner and we flew into the bank and turned upside down."
   McNair, a die hard BMX-er, just got his driver's license.
    But when the car landed on the driver's side, his window shattered, his left arm almost completely severed below the wrist.
    "We looked over and we saw his hand off of his arm, so me and Ty just like, you know, picked it up (the car)."
     McNair wasn't in pain, shock had already taken over.
    "He said guys call an ambulance I'm in shock, I can't feel it... but his his arm was dangling off... nuts."
    McNair's hand was put on ice by paramedics and he was transported to Rogue Valley Medical Center.
     Meanwhile his friends, still reeling, offered their best wishes.
    "Get well."
     "Get well, we'll miss you."
    "Prayers are appreciated. We need prayers right now."
    McNair was brought up  to OHSU in Portland where he immediately went into the emergency room.     
    We'll continue his following McNair's condition and will provide you with the latest updates as they become available.

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Craig Smullin

NBC5 News Director Craig Smullin co-anchors NBC5 News at 6 and hosts the 5 on 5 Feature Interview on NBC5 News at 5.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Craig graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California with a degree in Recreation Administration and Sports Management.

Since joining NBC5 News in 2005, Craig has performed virtually every job in the newsroom: News and Sports Reporter, Sports Anchor, Producer, series and segment Host and Anchor of NBC5 News at Sunrise and NBC5 News at 5. He became News Director in January, 2014.

When he's not managing a busy newsroom, Craig spends time with his wife, two young sons and two dogs. He is a dedicated fan of the San Francisco 49ers and Portland Trailblazers and loves snow boarding the slopes of Mt. Ashland.

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