MALIBU, California — Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey became a real-life hero to a 17-year-old boy whose car flipped over several times and crashed into the front yard of the celebrity’s Malibu home last week, according to an ABC News story.
Weston Masset, 17, was trapped upside down inside his silver Ford Mustang car, but Dempsey grabbed a crowbar and freed him from the wreck and then called paramedics to the scene of the single-vehicle crash. Masset recognized Dempsey and asked him “Are you famous?” Dempsey replied “Yeah I’m a doctor.”
Indeed, Dempsey, 46, plays the fictional neurosurgeon Dr. Dereck Shepherd on television, but his skills must have rubbed off him enough to act quickly and save the teenager. While paramedics were tending to the teenager, Dempsey called the boy’s mother Mary Beth Masset on the telephone and told her what happened.
Mary Beth Masset asked if he was a paramedic and he replied “No, this is Patrick Dempsey.” She told reporters she thought to herself “McDreamy?” Later he called her a second time to check to see how the boy was doing.
Weston Masset suffered a mild concussion and an eye injury in the Malibu car crash and is expected to recover from his injuries.
Malibu California Car Accident Statistics
Malibu reported two deaths and 117 injuries in car accidents in 2009, according to the California Statewide Integrated Traffic Report. In California, fatal traffic accidents were down 12% to 2,715 deaths in 2010 compared to 3,090 killed in 2009, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Additionally, national statistics show that traffic fatalities have declined in recent years across the United States, down roughly 3% to 32,885 deaths in 2010 compared to 33,883 killed in 2009.
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