SAN LEANDRO (CBS SF) — A Good Samaritan, who pulled over on 880 in San Leandro to aid six victims injured in a horrific crash early Saturday, was killed when they were struck by another vehicle, authorities said.
The Alameda County Fire Department posted on Twitter that emergency crews and California Highway Patrol officers responded to a crash report on I-880 near the Floresta Blvd overpass just before 1:00 a.m.
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#ALCOFIRE crews and @chpgoldengate were dispatched to a traffic collision on Southbound 880 in @CitySanLeandro just before 1:00 a.m. The call was upgraded to a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) with 7 patients, two of which were ejected. Patients were transported with (cont…) pic.twitter.com/PhZbFdPiOG
— Alameda County Fire (@AlamedaCoFire) January 9, 2021
Arriving officers and emergency personnel immediately upgraded it to a “mass casualty incident with 7 patients.”
CHP Officer Dustin Kennerly told the East Bay Times that a driver traveling northbound on I-880 rear-ended another car, causing the second car to overturn. At least one person was ejected.READ MORE: State Sen. Wiener's Recovery Incentives Act Would Pay Meth Addicts to Stay Sober
The CHP said that at some point before the crews and officers arrived, a Good Samaritan stopped their vehicle and got out to offer help to the victims.
Unfortunately, the Good Samaritan was struck by another vehicle and killed.
“Patients were transported with severe and moderate injuries to area hospitals including Eden Medical Center and Highland Hospital,” Alameda County Fire posted on Facebook.MORE NEWS: Lead Utility Regulator Overseeing PG&E Announces Resignation
An unidentified driver has been arrested for driving under the influence, Kennerly told the newspaper. The crash remains under investigation.