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PD: Good Samaritan hit while helping crash victim in West End

Posted at 5:16 AM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 17:45:32-04

CINCINNATI -- A driver hit a Good Samaritan as the person was helping a woman who had overturned her car on Central Parkway Friday morning, according to police at the scene.

A driver in a black Chevrolet car was driving northbound on Central Parkway when she hit a parked car, police said. Her Chevrolet overturned between Elder and Liberty Streets.

A Good Samaritan who was behind the crash got out of his car to help the woman when a driver in a Ford SUV going southbound on Central Parkway hit him, police said.

Dylan Shonkwiler saw the crash from his window. He said the man was motionless for several minutes but that the person regained consciousness.

"It's really shocking and it's surprising to see the devastation that vehicles can have, especially when you're not paying attention, and it's really disappointing to see someone who is trying to do good end in this kind of consequence,” Shonkwiler said.

First responders transported the driver of the Chevrolet and the Good Samaritan to a local hospital. The woman sustained minor injuries. The man's injuries were serious, but he is expected to be OK.

The driver of the Ford SUV was not injured and stayed on scene. Police believe the driver of the Chevrolet may have been impaired.

The cause of the crashes are under investigation. Anyone with information should call the Cincinnati Police Department.