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.