Perfect timing: Crash saves pedestrians

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (NBC) – Talk about good timing or divine intervention. 

Two adults pushing a stroller saw their lives flash before their eyes when a car came barreling through a Phoenix intersection on a red light, but they were saved by a driver who happened to be turning left at the perfect time. 

Video released by the Phoenix Police Department on Wednesday showed the couple pushing a stroller through a crosswalk around 10 p.m. on Oct. 14.

Cars were seen turning left in front of the couple as they were crossing the street.

Then, a Jeep driven by 23-year-old Ernesto Otanez Oveso is suddenly seen speeding into the intersection on a red light, right where the couple was standing. 

But another car, a black Chevrolet Cruze driven by a 27-year-old woman, came to the rescue, slamming into the speeding car before it could hit the couple. 

Oveso and a woman in the car with him took off running after the accident, the police department said. 

While in a parking lot just south of the intersection where the crash happened, Oveso noticed a man following him and telling him to stop, police said. 

Court documents show Oveso pulled out a knife and tried to stab the witness through the driver’s window and missed. Then, he stabbed the rear door on the driver’s side. 


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