Matthew Underwood can now add “lifesaver” to his resume. In case you missed it, “Zoey 101” star rescued a four-month-old baby boy from a serious car accident last week in Florida.
Matt was saw a 2003 Saturn run a stop sign, swerve across six lanes of traffic, and hit a tree. He ran to the car and found Jessica Hand and John Rodriguez passed out from heroin use. She was unconscious with a needle in her arm behind the wheel. He was in the back seat with a syringe next to him. The baby was in an unsecured child seat beside him. Matt took the baby and placed him next to the officer on the scene. After Jessica and John were removed from the car, officials on the scene administered first aid before taking all three of them to St. Lucie Medical Center.
Hand was arrested for child neglect and possession of drug paraphernalia, and Rodriguez was arrested for child neglect, possession of controlled substance without prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of probation warrant. Matthew said, “I hope they can rehabilitated. I hope they can wake up and want their child back so much [they’ll] want to get their life together, that they’ll get clean.”