Couple George Zimmerman helped after crash cancels interview

Published On: Jul 24 2013 11:38:48 AM EDT
Updated On: Jul 24 2013 12:39:45 PM EDT

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ORLANDO, Fla. -

A husband and wife who were assisted by George Zimmerman after their SUV flipped over on a Florida highway have canceled their interview with the media on Wednesday.

Mark and Dana Gerstle had planned to speak Wednesday at the Orlando law office of Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara about their encounter with the former neighborhood watch volunteer, who was acquitted of all charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.

A defense team spokesperson tells Local 6 the family became nervous about speaking publicly and canceled.

Zimmerman and another man helped the couple and their two children out of a flipped SUV off the road near Interstate 4 last week. The family wasn't hurt.

It was the first time Zimmerman was seen publicly since his acquittal earlier this month.

The verdict prompted nationwide protests and Zimmerman's parents and his attorneys have said they fear for his safety.

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