It's almost inconceivable, a woman is dead after sustaining multiple injuries from possibly being hit by multiple vehicles on a highway just south of downtown San Antonio. 

Although the woman has not been identified at this time and the story is still unfolding, what we do know is that the accident happened just after 3:30 a.m.this morning, Monday, 12/7/2020, on the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 near the Theo/Malone exit in San Antonio and by the time a good samaritan stopped to help her, police and paramedics believe she was hit by multiple vehicles.

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No one had stopped to help previously, and no one who hit her stopped either.

Paramedics attempted life-saving measures on the woman, but she died at the scene, Fox 4 San Antonio reports.

There were no eyewitnesses at the scene of the tragic accident, and no one knows at this time why she was on the highway.

Geico offers a few thoughts on what we can do as good samaritans if we are first on the scene of an accident.

"Witnessing a car accident first-hand requires a calm, cool, and collected response under traumatic circumstances. Your course of action will largely depend on the severity of the crash and the extent of the injuries, but there are some general guidelines to keep in mind.  By following these tips, you’ll be better prepared to help your fellow drivers until the professional emergency responders arrive.

1. Ensure Your Safety First- Be sure there are 100 feet between you and the accident before you approach the scene. Pull your car over and put on your hazards.

2. Call 911- Never assume 911 has already been notified of the accident.

3. Unless you are medically trained, let the trained medical professionals tend to injuries. Despite your best intentions, you could accidentally make the injury worse. You can provide comfort by reassuring victims that help is on the way.

The Texas Good Samaritan Law generally protects these well-intentioned individuals from costly negligence claims. According to the law, “A person who in good faith administers emergency care at the scene of an emergency or in a hospital is not liable in civil damages for an act performed during the emergency unless the act is willfully or wantonly negligent.” In other words, this law protects a good Samaritan if they act in good faith and out of concern for another person’s safety.

Thankfully, a good samaritan stopped to help.


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