Video Captures Hero Cop Running to Lift Overturned Car Single-handedly to Save Woman

A Virginia cop has been praised as a hero after a video was released showing him single-handedly pull a crashed car off a woman who was pinned to the ground—and this isn’t even the first time he’s been praised for his bravery.

“The driver was laying underneath the vehicle with her head pinned by the sunroof,” the Sheriff’s Office statement read. “Seeing the trauma her child was witnessing, Deputy J. Holt went into overdrive.”

In body cam footage, Holt is heard straining as he attempts to lift the vehicle. At first he’s saying he can’t move the car. Then the miraculous happens.

“Through sheer will and determination due to fearing the female may succumb to her circumstance in front of her panic-stricken child, Deputy J. Holt took quick action and was able to physically lift the vehicle up enough for the driver to maneuver her head out to safety,” the police statement explained.

Only three months ago—after saving the lives of two people from a burning house—Holt was given the Top Cop Award for the regions of Virginia that he serves.