Actor Harrison Ford is mostly know for his roles as Han Solo and Indiana Jones - reluctant heroes who find themselves thrown into trouble, only to ultimately choose to save the day, and the galaxy. It seems all those action hero roles have gotten to his head, as TMZ reports that Ford did not hesitate to rescue a woman whose car had crashed off a California highway in Ventura County.
#News "Harrison Ford becomes real-life hero at the scene of a traffic accident" via #FOXNEWS |… https://t.co/rKA2nSLTYi— Jorge Luis Lopez Esq (@Jorge Luis Lopez Esq) 1511131694.0
News outlets are praising Ford as a real-life hero.
Harrison Ford Helps Woman Who Crashed Car Off Highway https://t.co/ro5YonLcW6— TMZ (@TMZ) 1511124664.0
The crash occurred late Sunday morning in Santa Paula. The female driver was headed east on California State Route 126 when she accidentally drove her car off the road, down an embankment, and into a tree. Eyewitness told TMZ that Ford was driving behind her when she lost control. He pulled over, and along with others rushed to her aid. She was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
Ford began to trend so much that some worried the actor had been accused of...
*clicking on Harrison Ford as a trending topic expecting the worst 😓 turns out he saved a woman* 👍🏻 Now I'm like: https://t.co/pxorRGnGG9— JP (@JP) 1511183000.0
Initially, many feared the reason for Ford's sudden spike on social media was because he had just been accused of sexual harassment or assault, adding him to the quickly growing list of men in the entertainment industry.
@MichaelJayDFS @TMZ Omg I just thought the same thing.— Elyse #TeamLouis (@Elyse #TeamLouis) 1511124880.0
@TMZ Next week's news: Harrison Ford accused of sexual assault by woman pulled from crashed car.— Kaylakaze (@Kaylakaze) 1511223637.0
Fortunately, Ford is trending because he's a good samaritan.
"Harrison Ford is trending for the right reasons. [He] helped rescue a woman who veered off Route 126 in Ventura County. First a big sigh of relief and then a standing ovation for being a real life hero."
Harrison Ford is trending for the right reasons. The helped rescue a woman who veered off Route 126 in Ventura Cou… https://t.co/1hJiV2ceVU— Red T Raccoon (@Red T Raccoon) 1511179279.0
The Ventura County Star's Gretchen Wenner was not as impressed with Ford's heroics. She reports: "Authorities say Harrison Ford acted 'as a good Samaritan, just like everybody else' when he helped a woman at the scene of a rollover crash in Santa Paula."
Wenner also reports that Ford was not driving but happened to be in the area with a friend when he heard the crash.
Authorities say Harrison Ford acted "as a good Samaritan, just like everybody else" when he helped a woman at the s… https://t.co/XZU1GEKCwW— Ventura County Star (@Ventura County Star) 1511159274.0
It seems most people are not surprised.
"This sounds like the most Harrison Ford thing ever."
@TMZ This sounds like the most Harrison Ford thing ever.— Scruffle McDufflebag (@Scruffle McDufflebag) 1511124795.0
In fact, his heroic actions seem very familiar...
"I once saw #HarrisonFord save some members of the royal family from an IRA terrorist attack."
"Patriot Games" (1992)
@TMZ I once saw #HarrisonFord save some members of the royal family from an IRA terrorist attack.— M.T. Rubens (@M.T. Rubens) 1511211644.0
"Exclusive footage of Harrison Ford saving a person [from] a vehicle that ran off the road."
"The Fugitive" (1993)
@TMZ Exclusive footage of Harrison Ford saving a person for a vehicle that ran off the road: https://t.co/CrdrdWysyR— Brendan Orsinger✊🏻Ⓥ (@Brendan Orsinger✊🏻Ⓥ) 1511235329.0
It didn't take too long for jokes about his recent plane crash to surface.
Early this year, Ford crashed his small private plane on the wrong runaway, coming close to colliding with a passenger plane of over 100 people.
@TMZ How did she crash? Did Harrison Ford crash his plane into her?— Chris O'Donnell (@Chris O'Donnell) 1511124773.0
@TMZ And he only got there as quick as he did 'cause he just crashed his plane about 10 yards away.— Kenny Baker (@Kenny Baker) 1511124888.0
@TMZ He's getting hard to figure out . One day he almost lands his plane on the wrong runway. And now he's playing hero again..lol— Al (@Al) 1511236007.0
Thankfully, someone remembered the best Ford meme ever.
In honor of Harrison Ford saving a car crash victim: https://t.co/dCDP8vFR6g— Marlow Stern (@Marlow Stern) 1511172334.0
Were his actions... presidential?
"Does he want to be President? A true public servant!! See how it's done @realDonaldTrump ?? You think Mr Ford will tweet "I should have left her at the bottom of the ravine" if he doesn't get the proper Thanks?? Not likely!"
@TMZ Does he want to be President? A true public servant!! See how it's done @realDonaldTrump ?? You think Mr Fo… https://t.co/JBZHZwjIJV— HossP63 (@HossP63) 1511198803.0
What do you think, Harrison? 2020?
@TMZ https://t.co/DmIjMtqmNq— Jammie Layne (@Jammie Layne) 1511212411.0
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