Good Samaritan nearly struck by car on I-40 - WKRN News 2

Good Samaritan nearly struck by car on I-40


A Good Samaritan who stopped to help the victims of a late night crash barely escaped becoming a victim himself when another car lost control.

The first accident happened around 11 p.m. Monday on Interstate 40 near mile marker 217.

Police said two cars collided after a driver ran off the road and struck a median.  The driver fled the scene following the crash.

Passing motorist Tyler Hicks saw the accident and stopped to help.  A Metro police officer arrived a short time later.

Moments later, another driver lost control and slammed into Hick's truck and the back of the officer's patrol car.

Hicks narrowly got out of the way.

"When I heard the brakes lockup, I took off over the guardrail and when I did, I got caught on the guardrail, my pant leg got hung and it ripped my pants," he recalled, adding, "I was thinking I was a goner because I didn't know what was happening [or] where [the car] was."

Thankfully no one was injured.

Police believe the driver responsible for the second crash was driving under the influence.  He was taken to the hospital for a blood alcohol test.

Police are still looking for the driver responsible for the initial accident.

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