Two Killed, Good Samaritan Injured in Fauquier Wreck
A Good Samaritan is fighting for his life in Facquier, Virginia this week. An accident on Monday, June 12, 2017 landed the man in the hospital with serious burns after he attempted to help two car accident victims out of a burning vehicle.
Sources report the incident occurred when three vehicles collided on U.S. 29 near the intersection of Freemans Ford Road in Remington. State police say a Ford F-250 truck failed to stop at a traffic light, striking two cars sitting at the intersection. One of the cars struck by the truck, an Oldsmobile, caught fire in the wreck. A Good Samaritan who witnessed the crash rushed to the Oldsmobile to try to assist the victims inside. He was seriously burned in the attempt. Tragically, both people in the Oldsmobile were killed in the fire. A third victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The cause of the 7:30 AM crash remains unclear, but police are thoroughly investigating the collision. No charges have been filed at this point.
We send our condolences to the family and loved ones of the victim, and our best wishes for a full and complete recovery to the Good Samaritan still in the hospital.
Accidents like this one highlight the bravery and strength of Good Samaritans. It also, unfortunately, shines a spotlight on the incredible risks such folks take for strangers. While Good Samaritans are to be applauded for their bravery, they risk so much by putting their own safety at risk. If you witness a car accident, call authorities to report the incident. Let the professionals work to rescue victims!
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