Yeah, I read about that.
A man helped out of an overturned SUV by George Zimmerman canceled plans to speak with reporters Wednesday.
Mark Gerstle was scheduled to appear at a news conference at 1:30 p.m. ET in Florida, Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara said. Gerstle was going to offer details about the accident in which he, his wife and their two children were helped out of their SUV by Zimmerman and another man when it turned over.
Shawn Vincent, a spokesperson for Zimmerman's attorneys, said the family helped by Zimmerman canceled the news conference because "they don't want to be in the spotlight."
The family contacted O'Mara's office Tuesday and said they were concerned by the number of reporters trying to reach them. Reporters have been outside their home and talking to neighbors and relatives, Vincent said.
Vincent suggested a press conference. "I told them if you address the media, you can give them the story they need and move on," Vincent said. "We were doing it to help them out because they are going to be harassed until someone gets their story."
But before the press conference got underway, the family issued a statement Wednesday saying they no longer wanted to speak with reporters.
Omission to effect an easy rescue
Whosoever does not render assistance during accidents or a common danger or emergency although it is necessary and can be expected of him under the circumstances, particularly if it is possible without substantial danger to himself and without violation of other important duties shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding one year or a fine.
(We don't arrest here those who get accused so often.)
family from a burning car days after his acquittal?
invented by the Sanford police to fit their agenda
Everyone in this story has a personal interest in making George Zimmerman out to be a hero.
Under our common laws and the laws of most states ...
An accident report released by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office says Gerstle and his family were helped when their blue Ford Explorer turned over at 5:45 p.m. on July 17 in the Sanford area.
The accident occurred at an intersection not far from where Zimmerman, 29, fatally shot Trayvon Martin, 17, in February 2012.
"They got everyone out of the car," one caller told police in a call to 911. "They spun out right on that turn as it's coming in to merge into I-4."
Smoke started coming out of the SUV after the family escaped, the 911 caller said. "It's smoking pretty bad."
"Zimmerman was not a witness to the crash and left after making contact with the deputy," the sheriff's office said.
Zimmerman's rescue came days after he was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges by a jury of six.