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Fort Bliss soldier rescues two men from rollover
By: Ruben Veloz
EL PASO, Texas - EL PASO, Texas--A Fort Bliss soldier helped two men climb out of their car after it rolled over in northeast El Paso.
Adrian Munoz tells KFOX14 he pulled the driver out of the car after it rolled over in front of his parents' home. The rollover happened just after 11 p.m. Sunday in a residential neighborhood near Sagittarius Avenue and Sigma Street.
"I just was trying to help whoever might be inside the vehicle out," said Adrian Munoz.
The soldier was visiting family and watching TV when he heard the loud crash and ran to help.
That's when he ran out and saw the car flipped upside down."I couldn't get the doors open but I managed to help the driver get out. His hands were kind of bloody," said Munoz.
Police tell KFOX14 the driver of a white Ford Taurus was heading east on Sagittarius when he clipped Munoz's Chrysler Aspen.
That caused the driver of the Taurus to lose control and roll over.
Munoz said the driver and the passenger were talking, but were in shock.
"They had just hit my car so I wanted to make sure they didn't flee when they were talking to each other trying to get their story straight," said Munoz.
Police tell KFOX14 the passenger was taken to UMC with injuries to his leg, police said.
However the driver was taken into police custody, on suspicion of DWI. The car accident also damaged Munoz's SUV.
The impact was so hard it broke the suspension and rear axle.
Although the accident caused thousands of dollars in damaged to Munoz's SUV, he said he's glad the men weren't seriously hurt. "Their car slid quite a ways down the road too, and there was broken pieces everywhere," said Munoz.