- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

COALVILLE, Utah (AP) - A Coalville man who stopped to help a woman stranded on Interstate 80 has had to have his leg amputated after he was struck by a car.

KSL-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2dIw5tk ) that Keenan Pearson was headed home Thursday when he hit an icy patch and plowed into a car that had also spun out in front of him. Pearson then got out of his car to help the woman he had collided with but was struck by a third car to hit the ice.

Utah Highway Patrol trooper Landon Middaugh says Pearson had pushed the woman out of the way of the oncoming vehicle, putting himself in harm’s way.

Pearson suffered severe leg injuries and had to have his leg amputated.


Information from: KSL-TV, https://www.ksl.com/

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