Eric Trump reportedly stopped to help a woman who passed out in New York City last week and dodged oncoming traffic to wave down an ambulance.
According to an anonymous eyewitness who spoke to the Washington Examiner, President Trump’s son Eric Trump and his security detail stopped near 57th Street and 6th Avenue on Wednesday morning to tend to a woman who had passed out on the street.
Trump allegedly saw an ambulance passing by the scene and raced through traffic to flag down the emergency vehicle.
“I watched as Eric looked up, spotted an ambulance slowly passing by on 6th, ran into traffic — almost getting hit by a bicyclist — and shouted at the ambulance to get its attention,” the witness recalled. “Not sure if the ambulance had been called for or if Eric managed to hail one out of the blue, but in any case his sense of urgency was clear and he succeeded in getting the paramedics to stop and tend to the woman.”
The witness added that no one else seemed to notice that the president’s son had been instrumental in helping the sick woman.
“I don’t know if anyone really noticed all of this going on, there wasn’t a crowd of people watching,” the person said.
Eric Trump told the Examiner that he only played a “small role” in the incident and credited the emergency response team.
“I’m glad we were able to play a small role in getting help for the woman on 58th Street,” Trump explained. “We just happened to be in the right place at the right time. I’m especially grateful to the EMTs who took over. It was certainly my first time hailing an ambulance in New York City.”