DETROIT — A Detroit doctor who stopped to help passengers in an overturned car died after being struck by a car herself.
Cynthia Ray, M.D., an interventional pulmonologist who was hit by a car on Sunday when she stopped to help passengers in an overturned car on the freeway, died tonight, Henry Ford Health System announced. She was 47.
Ray had stopped on her way to work at Henry Ford Hospital, when she saw an overturned Jeep on I-96 and tried to help six teenagers trapped inside.
A car pulled around a curve and hit her, authorities said, injuring her and another Good Samaritan who also stopped to help, teenager Sean English. English had to have part of a foot amputated after the crash.
Another person who stopped to help, teenager Sean English, also was hit and had to have part of a foot amputated after the crash.
The driver of the vehicle that hit the people trying to help also was injured.
A former ballerina, Dr. Ray was also a gifted singer (and Henry Ford Hospital Campus Idol contestant), great cook and accomplished dogsledder, officials said. She cared deeply about rescuing weimaraners and once had three in her home at one time.
H/T NY Post