Cast and crew of the crime drama TV series “Gravesend” rescued a boy and his dog from under a car last week, according to the show’s creator and actor William DeMeo. They were filming a scene in a video store in Brooklyn when they heard a loud crash outside. Show producer Michele Frantzeskos went to see what had happened and heard yelling from a nearby crash.
An elderly woman had lost control of her car and rear-ended a parked car, trapping a 14-year-old pedestrian and his dog underneath. Frantzeskos immediately pulled the elderly driver and her husband from their car. And then she heard something. “Then I heard the child screaming, 'Help me, help me!' and went underneath the car and saw the child there," she recalls. Frantzeskos called on DeMeo and other crew members to come and help free the boy.
The crew along with a few other passersby lifted the car up allowing the boy and his dog to get out from underneath. DeMeo recalls, “I was trying to talk to him and calm him and make him feel that he's going to be okay." Paramedics arrived soon after and transported the boy to the hospital where he is said to be recovering. "It was a tragic thing, but in the end, it's miraculous,” says Frantzeskos. “He's alive and he's okay. And we can't wait to see him, have him come down to the film set."