A Missouri woman was struck by a car and injured Sunday while assisting a senior citizen who was involved a separate car accident.
Officers with the Missouri Highway Patrol say the 25 year-old good samaritan was helping an injured 70 year-old man along Interstate 70 at Adams Dairy Parkway when she was struck by a car. The elderly man was traveling east pulling a camper trailer on the interstate and lost control shortly after 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
The woman was one of several people assisting the injured man. Brett Deberry was on the side of the road when the woman was hit. “We got out of the car to see if [the elderly man] was OK. As we were doing that, I was screaming for everybody to get back,” Deberry said. “There was another car coming down the highway. It ran right into her… It was a big mess.”
The woman who was hit and the man she was helping were both transported to an area hospital for treatment. The nature and extent of their injuries is not known.
Missouri Highway Patrol officials did not release any details on the driver of the vehicle that struck the woman.