Harrison Ford proved to be a real-life action hero just like the ones he portrays in Hollywood films. The actor – who is 75-years-old – helped rescue a woman who crashed her car in Santa Paula, California, on Sunday, November 18th. Authorities confirmed the news of the crash to the Ventura County Star.
According to reports, the Santa Paula Police Department stated that the woman drove down Highway 126 when her vehicle veered off the road and crashed right into a tree.
Ford was in the area with a friend and went over to the scene of the crash not long after it had occurred. The officer said in the publication that Ford “acted as a good Samaritan” and “just like everybody else,” he tried to help the ER services when they arrived at the scene.
The Star Wars alum and other bystanders helped the woman get out of her car after hitting the tree and she, fortunately, was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the incident. The Highway Patrol of California is currently investigating the cause of the accident.
The authorities said to US Weekly that Harrison didn’t stand around to write a witness statement, he merely helped the woman and the other bystanders and had no comment. It isn’t a surprise that the Oscar nominee attempted to help a needy person during another incident.
In September, he helped direct traffic during a pileup in a New York City tunnel. The actor is not a stranger to dangerous situations.
Harrison almost collided with an American Airlines jet in California in February of this year. The incident took place just two years after his 1940’s-style plane crashed in a Los Angeles golf course because of engine failure.