Good Samaritans Can Quickly Become Accident Victims Themselves
Middle Tennessee is comprised of a lot of selfless individuals. Individuals that are willing to lend a helping hand in an instant. When you’re stranded or involved in an accident, you can be sure that it won’t be long before another motorist comes along to help. Unfortunately, when those Good Samaritans come to our aid, they are putting themselves at risk.
Just last week, a person was killed when they stopped to help a stranded motorist, and that’s not an isolated incident. Four people have been killed in similar incidents in the last year alone. These are stories that happen far too often, and ones that as car accident lawyers in Nashville we’ve even discussed in the past. There was the young man who was killed while helping his mother change a tire as well as the man who hopped over a ledge to find a missing accident victim and suffered life-ending injuries in the fall.
And now, two more people were killed while trying to help others. A mother and her young son both lost their lives trying to help a family involved in a rollover accident. According to a representative with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, “We’re thankful for that person who’s being a Good Samaritan, but on the very sad side of the coin, we need those people who are trying to help to be careful themselves and not put themselves in jeopardy. And that’s what happened.”
Officials in the state don’t want to discourage people from helping when they can, they just want to make sure they don’t become victims themselves. They say the best course of action is to pull off the road, a safe distance from the crash, and call for emergency services.
Nashville Car Accident Lawyers – Here When You Need Us
We’re proud of those in our state that selflessly help those in need. The Nashville car accident attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates also want to help those hurt in car accidents. Contact us to find out what we can do for you and your family.