Teen Reunites with ‘Gravesend Cast and Crew, Who Saved him From Being Pinched Under SUV


Brooklyn teenager who was saved by a group quick-thinking actors, crew members, and others.  

Nam Phuong, 14 years old, was walking his dog in November. An SUV collided with a car and ran him over. His mother tried desperately to rescue Phuong and her dog, but they were both pinned under the vehicle. 

“I turned around and I just saw the car coming at me,”Inside Edition: Phuong “Then I blacked out and I woke up with the car still dragging me.” 

Police spoke to the 80-year old woman who was driving the car at the time of the accident and said she lost control. She was not charged. 

Actors and crew members are filming scenes in the Amazon Prime drama just a block away “Gravesend”The crash was heard and I ran to investigate.  

“We went from doing a scene in a movie to being part of what was just like a movie,”Star William DeMeo stated.  

His friends were able to save the teenager. Phuong was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition. 

Although his arms and legs were badly injured, Phuong has made remarkable progress seven months later. After being discharged from the hospital, Phuong made it a point to return to the scene of his accident to express gratitude to those who saved him.  

“What he went thru was devastating, to see what we seen was very scary … the most important thing is that you are alright,”DeMeo added.  

Phuong, Phuong’s father, and his sister got to spend time together on set, where Fourth of July street party scenes were being shot. 

Bo Dietl is a retired New York City detective, and is currently in the “Gravesend” cast, told Inside Edition he’s so proud of his fellow actors who rushed to save Phuong.  

“We are very honored for you to come here,”He stated that Phuong had visited the cast. “That is what America is all about; it’s helping people.”