Good Samaritan severely injured trying to help after wreck

Good Samaritan hit after helping crash victim

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—A motorcyclist on his way to Georgia from The Villages, Fla. was struck at a gas station on New Kings Road in Jacksonville Friday morning moments before a Good Samaritan was also struck, authorities said.

The 71-year-old man rode his three-wheel motorcycle in the northbound lanes of New Kings Road ahead of a work truck when he slowed to turn into the gas station. The work truck failed to slow, and rear-ended the motorcycle, ejecting the rider onto the road.

The Good Samaritan, a 71-year-old man, ran in to help the motorcyclist and upon returning to his vehicle was struck before getting inside it.

An officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said both men were taken to UF Health, the Good Samaritan with injuries that were life-threatening.

Police said the scene was chaotic when they arrived, as several people ran to help the motorcyclist.

The injured motorcyclist was one of two riders on their way to Georgia from The Villages stopping at the Kangaroo Gas Station at 8735 New Kings Road when the accident happened.

The work truck driver was not injured in the crash and was cited for careless driving, police said.

The woman driving the car that hit the Good Samaritan had a 15 and 3-year-old in the car with her, authorities said. She will not be cited because the Good Samaritan walked into her path.


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