Teen football player lifts car from neighbor pinned to the ground

FILE PHOTO: A teen lifted a car from a man who was pinned beneath the vehicle.
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FILE PHOTO: A teen lifted a car from a man who was pinned beneath the vehicle.

Credit: Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images

Credit: Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images

A teen from Ohio called upon all his strength to lift a 3,000-pound car off the chest of a neighbor who had been pinned beneath the vehicle.

Zac Clark, 16, heard his neighbor's wife calling for help and saw the man pinned beneath the bumper of the vehicle, WJW reported.

"I guess the jack broke or slipped and the car fell on top of him from the waist up. (The) only thing I could see was his legs and he was struggling," Zac told WJW.

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The man, who asked WJW not to identify him, said, he was being crushed by the bumper on his chest and the rest of the car crushing his head.

Zac got in a position, with his arms under the car, and lifted it up. He's being credited for saving the man's life.

"He had a couple of cracked ribs and his face was messed up pretty bad, but the doctors told him if I wasn't there then he'd be dead," Zac told WJW.

Zac's football coach, Dave Carroll, said he was not surprised that the football player jumped into action and that Zac wants to be a firefighter when he graduates. Carroll also said Zac always helps others.

Zac has known tragedy in his life, after his father died last year, and didn't want it to happen to his neighbors.

"I wanted to be able to save him to be with his family," Zac told WJW.