Surveillance footage shows good Samaritans rescuing a woman who fell asleep while driving.

Surveillance footage shows a group of Good Samaritans rescuing a driver who had a medical emergency and lost control of her vehicle at a busy intersection in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Two lanes over, a coworker noticed the woman slumped over her steering wheel as her car slowly drifted diagonally past the stoplight. She dashed across the street, waving her arms to warn other drivers of the emergency.

A service member in a camouflage uniform trailed close behind, but cars speeding by cut him off.

“Our understanding is that they both left work and were in lanes next to each other,” said Stephanie Slater, a Boynton Beach police spokesperson. “As a result, coworker looked over and noticed her coworker slumped over the wheel.”

The coworker, later identified as Jannette Rivera, then attempts to guide the black sedan to safety as other drivers emerge from their vehicles and approach the moving vehicle.

The group banded together and pushed up against the car to prevent it from colliding with other vehicles.

Then a woman took a small dumbbell from her car and handed it to a man, who smashed the rear window.

Another person entered the vehicle to unlock the passenger door and put it in the park.

The group then pushed the car to a nearby 7-Eleven, where a nurse on the phone with 911 assisted the unconscious driver until a fire department crew arrived.

The woman was later identified as Laurie Rabyor by CBS12 News. She said that on May 5, she took blood pressure pills and fasted before a medical procedure.

While driving, she felt dizzy and tried to pull over to a gas station, but she started convulsing.

Laurie didn’t realize she was unconscious until the next day, but she has since recovered and returned to work.

“I really appreciate it. I’m at a loss for words to express my gratitude. Laurie told CBS12 News that if she met her rescuers, she would say, “I wish I was a millionaire so I could buy y’all a boat.”

Following the incident, the Boynton Beach Police Department shared the surveillance video on its social media pages in the hopes of identifying and thanking the Good Samaritans.

“We’re sharing this video in the hope of learning the identities of all the strangers who came together to save this woman’s life,” the police department wrote. “They are heroes, and we want to reunite them at the police station so they can be recognized and meet the woman they rescued.”

They also provided the public information officer’s email address, to which people could send any leads.

“It really restores your faith in humanity,” said Slater. “We wanted to get this video out there and do something to honor these people.”

The act of kindness earned tons of praise from the community, and within three hours of posting the video, the department was flooded with calls and emails with tips.

In an update, the police said they have been in touch with a few of the helpful motorists and will be reuniting them with Laurie at their headquarters.

The man in uniform who stopped to help was later identified as U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Juan Chavez.

“She wasn’t responsive initially,” he recalled. “Once we got the door open, she became more responsive.”

Davita Peele, a USPS employee, said she had just gotten off work and was on her way to Home Depot when she noticed a woman screaming “help me, help me” as she ran through the intersection.

When she realized something was seriously wrong, she got out of her car and began directing traffic.

“I had no idea what was going on, but I saw that woman leaning over [the wheel] and something clicked.” It could happen to anyone at any time. “We need to help each other,” she said.

Congratulations to everyone who stepped up to assist this woman!

To see the dramatic turn of events, watch the video below.

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