A Facebook Live video, taken by a man named Guillermo A. Gonzalez, shows the harrowing moments that followed an accident in San Diego.
Twenty-five-year-old U.S. Navy member Richard Anthony Sepolio crashed his truck into a guardrail on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, causing his car to fall over 50 feet to a gathering that was happening below the bridge.
Sepolio’s car struck and killed two couples who were enjoying their day at a family-friendly motorcycle event.
Gonzalez told the New York Daily News that he started recording the Facebook Live moments after the crash.
The video captures panicked motorcyclists doing everything they can to treat the victims and lift the car off them. Sepolio is also seen in the video, shrieking in pain after he is pulled out of the car.
“It was very chaotic,” Gonzalez said. “I thought, ‘this car has probably ran over a few people.'”
According to Gonzelez, Sepolio was in a state of shock after the crash.
“He seemed very, very whole, he almost seemed unharmed, other than the obvious shock that he was in,” Gonzalez said. “He kept saying something like, ‘I can’t feel my hands, I can’t feel my hands.'”
Shortly after motorcyclists reached the scene, they knew that it was too late for their four friends and covered their bodies with picnic blankets while they waited for emergency personnel.
Sepolio was later charged with four counts of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence.