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Vehicle flips onto its roof near Sherman & Florist; family was headed to cemetery on Mother’s Day

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MILWAUKEE -- Northbound Sherman Boulevard was shut down at Florist Avenue on Sunday, May 8th due to a crash that involved a vehicle that flipped onto its roof.

It happened around 4:30 p.m.

Yvonne May

Yvonne May

Yvonne May was driving the vehicle that flipped over when it was clipped by another vehicle.

"We was on our way to the gravesite to put flowers on our mother`s grave. I panicked and I was scared," May said. "They sped up to try to make the light and that's when they hit us from the back."

Crash at Sherman and Florist

Crash at Sherman and Florist

May and her husband were able to get out of the vehicle safely.

Neighbors, like D'Anne Batton rushed over to help.

Crash at Sherman and Florist

Crash at Sherman and Florist

"My kids came in and said 'there`s a crash. Somebody flipped over and stuff,'" Batton said.

Batton and other Good Samaritans pulled May's brother from the car.

Crash at Sherman and Florist

Crash at Sherman and Florist

"It was two of them in the car when we was trying to hammer the car out. He just, you know, put his feet out and kicked the window out and he came out and then we went on the other side to help them out too. We were just trying to make sure everybody got out safe and sound -- because if something happened to me, I hope they'd do the same for me," Batton said.

May said the driver of the other vehicle didn't stop at the scene to see if everyone was OK.

Crash at Sherman and Florist

Crash at Sherman and Florist

Thankfully, no one was badly hurt -- though May's brother did have to go to the hospital after the crash.

"Everybody just swarmed and came to help, and I really appreciate those people," May said.

Crash at Sherman and Florist

Crash at Sherman and Florist