Good Samaritan pulls child from vehicle in drunk driving crash involving dad


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LORAIN, Ohio — A Good Samaritan risked his own safety to pull a four-year-old boy from an overturned vehicle in an alleged drunk driving crash involving the child’s father.

Police reports state that several citizens called 911 reporting an overturned vehicle in the Colorado Avenue area at just before 9:30 p.m. on July 18.

When police arrived, the vehicle was laying on its side off of the west side of the road. Several people had stopped to help and were holding the vehicle trying to keep it steady because of the four-year-old inside.

One person actually climbed into the vehicle and got the child out. The person left a short time later before he could be identified. Police reports state that the Good Samaritan “risked his own safety” to get the child.

The child was not hurt.

His father, Robert Kubal Jr., 25, of Sheffield Township, told police he had several alcoholic drinks earlier in the night. He said he was driving on his way home from Roverfest, when his son told him to go faster.

Kubal told police that he accelerated around a corner, when he lost control, went off the right side of the road and flipped the vehicle.

Kubal was not hurt.

Kubal was arrested on charges of DWI, endangering children, failure to control and no driver’s license.

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