Sanford, Florida (USA TODAY) -- George Zimmerman, the man whose acquittal on murder and manslaughter
charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin set off a wave of
protests across the nation, helped rescue a family from an overturned
SUV four days after the verdict, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office
said in a statement Monday.
The statement said that on
Wednesday, at approximately 5:45 p.m. ET, the sheriff's office responded
to a single car accident at an intersection in the Sanford, Florida, area
not far from where Zimmerman, 29, shot Trayvon, 17, in February 2012.
The statement said a blue Ford Explorer had run off the road and rolled
over with a family of four inside.
When a deputy arrived at
the scene, two men had already helped the family out of the SUV. One of
the men was Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch coordinator in
was not a witness to the crash and left after making contact with the
deputy," the statement said. "There were no report of injuries."
jury of six women acquitted Zimmerman, who pleaded self-defense, of
second-degree murder and manslaughter charges July 13. That set off
protests across the nation, highlighted by "Justice for Trayvon" rallies
held Saturday in more than 100 cities.
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