Woman Tragically Killed Attempting to Assist Accident Victims in North Carolina
According to an online news report posted in newsobserver.com, a woman from North Carolina was tragically struck and killed by an SUV when she was attempting to rescue accident victims trapped in their car.*
The Durham Police Department reported that the 29-year-old woman was hit on a Durham Street at around 2:30 in the morning.
The Durham Police Department news release states that the victim and her boyfriend had stopped at a car accident to render aid to accident victims. The entrapped occupants were involved in a collision with another motor vehicle. Police reported that the victim was standing beside the entrapped victim's vehicle, which was overturned when she was struck by the SUV.
Tragically, the victim passed away at the accident scene, according to law enforcement officials. According to the accident report, alcohol and speed were contributing factors in the first accident. Both tragic accidents are currently under investigation by law enforcement.
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