What a twist of fate….A doctor was hit by a car Sunday morning while helping crash victims .
Dr. Cynthia Ray and another person, Sean English, a junior at University of Detroit Jesuit High School, got out of their vehicles to help crash victims when a driver lost control and hit them.
Ray and English had stopped to help six teens inside a Jeep that had struck the median along eastbound I-96 near Fullerton and rolled over. As they were helping,another vehicle hit English and Ray.
English, a student athlete with success in cross country, had to have his foot amputated. Police said a state trooper may have saved his life by using a tourniquet to stop bleeding.He is still under coma and has no idea about his situation.
Ray, a pulmonologist at Henry Ford Hospital, suffered a severe head injury and underwent neurosurgery at Sinai-Grace Hospital.
State police said the 17-year-old driver lost control, spun out and hit English and Ray, who were on foot. State police said he may have been drinking. However, the teen’s family said he was on his way to work Sunday morning and was not drunk.
The teen driver was unresponsive after the crash and had to be cut from this vehicle with the Jaws of Life. He remains in critical condition. His family said he suffered swelling of the brain and a fracture in his vertebrae.
Meanwhile, the six teens who were inside the Jeep did not suffer any life-threatening injuries. Their ages range from 14 to 19 years old.
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