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Woman pinned by SUV alive in hospital, family searches for bystanders who rescued her

WATCH: The woman pinned by an SUV Thursday is alive in hospital and her family wants to thank those who tried to save her life. Global's Lorraine Nickel reports.

The woman who was pinned under an SUV Wednesday while cycling to work is alive in hospital in critical but stable condition, according to a statement from the family. While her family waits for Janice Naccarato’s eyes to open, they’re searching for the bystanders who helped save her life.

Wednesday shortly after 7 a.m. Naccarato was pinned under an SUV at St. Mary’s Road and Fermor Avenue. The SUV could be seen in surveillance footage from a nearby business driving through the intersection, narrowly missing a van before slamming into a car.

WATCH: Surveillance footage shows moments leading up to vehicle colliding with and pinning cyclist

Surveillance footage shows moments leading up to vehicle colliding with and pinning cyclist
Surveillance footage shows moments leading up to vehicle colliding with and pinning cyclist

The collision caused the SUV to flip onto its side, pinning Naccarato under the vehicle as she was crossing the street.

Bystanders leapt into action and together helped lift the vehicle off of her to relieve her pain until help arrived.

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“I saw a lady that had a wedding ring on her finger and it’s someone’s mom, it’s someone wife, it could have been my mom,” Mike Kwiatkoski said. He was one of the first people on scene to help.

“There was no talking, it’s just like let’s get this off of her.”

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In a public statement on Facebook, Naccarato’s son, Jayce, posted an update on his mother’s health.

“She’s currently in the hospital, alive, in critical but STABLE care,” the post read. “There have been no significant spinal nor organ injuries, which is the BEST course of action for oxygen getting back to her brain to reduce the swelling, and the next course of action is for her to wake up and see all our smiling faces again.”

Janice Naccarato seen with her husband Charlie in one of the pictures that were posted along with the public statement on Facebook.
Janice Naccarato seen with her husband Charlie in one of the pictures that were posted along with the public statement on Facebook. Facebook
Janice Naccarato seen with her daughter, Taylor, in one of the pictures that were posted along with the public statement on Facebook.
Janice Naccarato seen with her daughter, Taylor, in one of the pictures that were posted along with the public statement on Facebook. Jayce Naccarato / Facebook
Jayce Naccarato seen with his mother in one of the pictures that were posted along with the public statement on Facebook.
Jayce Naccarato seen with his mother in one of the pictures that were posted along with the public statement on Facebook. Jayce Naccarato / Facebook

While her family waits, they’re searching for the “the absolutely courageous 8-10 people that went out of their duty to help lift the flipped car off of her.”

“IF ANYONE knows the names of the 8-10 people that helped – please share this post, and we’d like to contact them personally. Without your help, our mother wouldn’t be alive.”

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WATCH: Cliff Ducharme witnessed the incident and said passersby helped save the woman who was pinned under a vehicle

Woman trapped under SUV on St. Mary’s Road rescued by passersby
Woman trapped under SUV on St. Mary’s Road rescued by passersby

The family contacted and thanked Kwiatkoski and hope to be able do the same for the others who helped.

You can read the full statement from the family below.

 

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