Good Samaritan Killed while Helping
At about 3:30 am on Tuesday, August 14th, a Dodge Charger became disabled and stopped in the far left traffic lane of the outbound lanes of the North Freeway at the North Loop. The Hispanic adult male driver of a pickup stopped to assist, but while he and the driver of the Charger were talking on the inside shoulder, another pickup smashed into the rear end of the Charger. Still another vehicle closely following that pickup managed to avoid hitting it, but only by swerving onto the shoulder, where it struck the Good Samaritan and the Charger’s driver, killing both of them instantly. The driver of that fourth vehicle stayed on the scene, but the driver of the second pickup backed up and fled the scene. However, he was later picked up by his son and taken to the police. According to HPD officers on the scene, the Good Samaritan was a husband and father of three small boys, working two jobs as an EMT and ER Tech, with aspirations of becoming a Houston firefighter. According to his sister, “He always wanted to help people no matter what the situation.” A GoFundMe.com account has been set up to assist the victim’s devastated family in dealing with funeral expenses. Investigation of the incident continues and criminal charges are pending against the fleeing driver.
In the Bible, John 15:13 teaches that there is no greater love than to give one’s life for another. Likely, that wasn’t on the mind of this wonderful man who died trying to help another person he didn’t even know. But, his sacrifice just goes to show that there are still fantastically good people among us. Unfortunately, the best and bravest often pay a heavy price for their sky high intentions. If you or a loved one is ever injured in a situation like this, please consider calling us. We will do all in our power to insure that those affected will be dealt with fairly.