Good Samaritan Hit and Killed While Trying to Help Out
From a young age, we are taught to be good to others, and that includes, but is not limited to, taking the initiative to help others out in their time of need. Unfortunately, such good deeds do not always lead to a good outcome. In one case Friday night, a so-called Good Samaritan lost his life trying to assist others.
This 35-year-old Dallas resident was driving along Spur 408 just after 12:30 AM, Saturday morning, when he came upon a rollover crash at the 1700 block, near Mountain Creek Parkway in West Oak Cliff. He stopped to assist the people involved in the accident.
Meanwhile, a 23-year-old woman was driving a black SRX Cadillac SUV down the same road. She did not see the Good Samaritan crossing the roadway until it was too late. She struck him at a high speed.
The Good Samaritan was taken to a local hospital, but he was later pronounced dead there.
All too often, we forget to thank those that take the time and energy to help others around them. Being a Good Samaritan is a thankless thing in this world. For this young man, his desire to help others will necessarily go without gratitude, as his life was cut short before he could deliver the assistance he wished to bestow on a fellow Texas resident.