Harrison Ford saves the woman from the car accident

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The Film’s star Harrison Ford has been praised for rescuing a woman whose car has rolled on a highway and hit a tree in California.

The star was in Santa Paula, north of Los Angeles, with a friend when they heard of the accident, and went to assist.

Local police officer Matt Alonzo said: “It has acted as a good Samaritan, like all the world, and tried to help before the emergency services arrive.”

Ford and others have contributed to the female driver of the vehicle, ” he said.

The woman, who was the only occupant of the car, escaped with minor injuries, authorities told a local newspaper Ventura County Star.
“Lost control”

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the 63-year-old was driving eastbound on the fast lane of the Highway 126 at about 10.55 am local time, when, for unknown reasons, her car drifted to the left in the central reservation.

Agent Tom Kirkland, a spokesman for the CHP said that when the woman put on the brakes, she lost control of the car and it swerved to the right across all lanes eastbound and down an embankment.

Ford checked the woman was all right before leaving. He was not a witness of the accident, and do not provide any statements, officer Kirkland said.

The officer added that the Santa Paula police and local firefighters also attended the scene.

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