Good Samaritans Stop to Help Crash Victims, Get Hit by Car

Doctor, teen stopped after a Jeep rolled over, were hit by suspected drunk teen
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2017 11:17 AM CDT
Good Samaritans Stop to Help Crash Victims, Get Hit by Car
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Six teens found themselves in trouble when their Jeep rolled over early Sunday on a Detroit interstate, and help came quickly in the form of two Good Samaritans who were driving past the scene around 7:30am. But per WDIV, those two helpers ended up in the hospital themselves when they were struck on the I-96 by another vehicle, the teen driver of that car accused of drunk driving. Dr. Cynthia Ray, 47, is in critical condition after surgery at a local hospital, while 17-year-old Sean English, a student at University of Detroit Jesuit High School, had to have his foot amputated after a tourniquet applied by a Michigan State Trooper cut off blood flow to his limb (but probably saved Sean's life, medics say).

The 17-year-old driver of the vehicle that struck the pair is also said to be in critical condition, with Michigan State Police noting in a statement that "alcohol may be a factor," based on evidence they noted at the scene. The teens in the Jeep, who ranged in age from 14 to 19, escaped serious injury; no word on what caused that initial rollover that led to the crash chain effect on the roadway. "We wish you a successful and speedy recovery," Sean's high school tweeted late Sunday afternoon to the injured student. (These charitable helpers formed a human chain to pull a driver to safety.)

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