A 63-year-old Jay Oklahoma man was killed Sunday when he was struck by a vehicle while attempting to render aid to victims of a car accident in Delaware County, Oklahoma.
According to the Joplin Globe, a 63 year-old Oklahoman died at the scene about 14 miles northeast of Jay. Apparently, a Grove Oklahoma couple was southbound on Oklahoma Highway 20 when their car ran off the road on a curve and struck a tree at 11:57 a.m.
The article states that:
Peter Holland came to their aid and was standing just off the roadway when a southbound vehicle driven by Timothy Eyres, 54, of Grove, ran off the road on the same curve at 12:17 p.m. and struck Holland, the patrol said.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mr. Holland and those injured. We live in a state where we are blessed with men and women who seem to be there to lend a hand to people in crisis. It’s always tragic when people lose their lives in an effort to save others.
While we are not aware of whether any hazard or warning lights were on, this car accident is a grim reminder of our duties as drivers to remain alert and to pay proper attention to the roadway ahead.