Brothers see man thrown out of car, call 911, try to help

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By Joe Gorman

jgorman@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

If a man who was kicked out of a moving car Friday afternoon lives through his heroin overdose, he has the Brewer brothers to thank.

Bill and Andy Brewer were driving in their truck just before 4 p.m. when they saw the man pushed out the back of a moving car at Sheridan Road and Powers Way.

The pair stopped, splashed water on the man’s face and called 911.

After paramedics came and took the still-unconscious man to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, the brothers said they were still stunned.

“They pushed him out the back door,” Bill Brewer said.

The man was lying on the sidewalk on the north side of Sheridan in front of the first house on the street. He appeared pale and was unresponsive when he was put on a stretcher.

Both men said paramedics did give the man the opiate antidote Narcan before they put him in the ambulance.

Andy Brewer said the man was turning colors when they got up to him on the sidewalk.

“He was turning blue,” Andy Brewer said. “We knew he was overdosing.”

The brothers said they had never seen the man before. They also said they have several friends who have died from overdoses.

Police spent time in the area searching for the car the Brewers told them the man was dumped out of.

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