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George Zimmerman

RESCUES FAMILY

After Car Crash ... Cops Say

7/22/2013 12:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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George Zimmerman is being hailed a HERO in Florida this morning ... after cops say he helped RESCUE a family of 4 from an overturned vehicle just days after the Trayvon Martin verdict.

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office tells TMZ ... around 5:45 pm on Wednesday July 17, Zimmerman noticed an overturned SUV off a highway in Sanford, FL ... and sprang into action.

According to the SCSO, Zimmerman and another man approached the car and helped all 4 of the passengers -- 2 parents and 2 children -- get out of the wrecked car.

Cops say ... "Zimmerman was not a witness to the crash and left after making contact with the deputy.  There were no reports of injuries to the vehicle occupants."

FYI -- Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin on the evening of July 13th.

The identity of the family has not been released.

Story developing ...

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31.

mary    

this happened almost a week ago, and it was something good about him, so it wasn't big deal or I guess rallies and hate for him took up all media space and time.

401 days ago
32.

Rocky    

Fcuk this *****, I hope somebody kills his azz and make him beg for his life before they do it. And to whoever has anything to say about my opinion, other than "I agree" fcuk you

401 days ago
33.

lil me me    

i guess he go by save a life take a life

401 days ago
34.

luckycat    

IF TRAYVON WAS STILL ALIVE HE'D STOP AND PICK THEIR POCKETS.
WORD!!!!!!

401 days ago
35.

VAL    

GZ is a huge p***y. He started a fight that he could not win. When he realized he was in over his head, he killed. How does that make him a hero?!? He's a loser and a coward. What an embarrassment.

401 days ago
36.

oink    

He probably caused the accident

401 days ago
37.

Arcadia Rink    

George, with his gun and his police scanner. He is DETERMINED to be a cop. Too bad he couldn't "HELP" Trayvon Martin. #JusticeforTrayvon

401 days ago
38.

Pudding Tang    

Buy lottery tickets Georgie bouy.... You're one lucky Mofo.

401 days ago
39.

jdub    

Here comes all of the racists, to somehow make this about race AGAIN... Who cares what color he is, the color of the family he assisted or the color of the person that was killed. Get over it people!! How about people being categorized based on their success or their will to succeed? We all know that there are shady people of all races... Why does the issue always have to come back to their race. It's f*cking ridiculous.

401 days ago
40.

billybob    

And all passengers were blacks! WOW!

401 days ago
41.

Cheri    

Thank you for both good deeds, Someday you will be rewarded.

401 days ago
42.

Keepin' it Real    

And there was apparently NO gunfire involved!

401 days ago
43.

blacknote    

Yeah, OK.

401 days ago
44.

Mike    

What color were they? Wouldn't it be ironic if they were black?

401 days ago
45.

Paula    

AND??? People perform acts of heroism all the frickin' time and do they get acknowledgement in the national news? NO!!!

401 days ago
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