Over the weekend, the tragic news came down that Cedric Benson and an unnamed woman lost their lives after his motorcycle crashed into a minivan. TMZ Sports has now obtained video that shows several bystanders rushing over to the scene in attempt to help and save their lives.
The footage is so bad that TMZ decided not to publish all of the footage and just put up some screen grabs instead.
“…we’ve cut screen grabs showing the efforts to save Cedric and his female passenger … with one person even using a fire extinguisher to put out flames on the former running back.
In new footage obtained by TMZ Sports, you can see at least 6 cars have pulled over near the crash and a handful of people raced over to Cedric to help out.
The video shows Cedric’s burning motorcycle propped against the driver’s side door of the mini van, which is fully engulfed in flames. Cedric and his passenger are down on the road nearby.
The person who shot the video notes that no emergency personnel had arrived when the video was being shot — you don’t see any flashing lights.
One good Samaritan grabbed a fire extinguisher and tended to Benson, who appeared to be smoldering from the wreck.”
By the time fire and rescue arrived, it was said to be already too late as Benson and his friend were pronounced dead on the scene.
The 36-year-old former NFL player had sadly posted a picture of his bike on Instagram some hours before the crash.