08-24-2012, 12:37 AM #1
2 killed, 6 hurt trying to help after LA crash
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa paid tribute to eight good Samaritans who suffered electric shocks as they ran to the scene of a traffic accident, including two women who were killed when they stepped into a pool of electrified water.
In a press conference Thursday, Villaraigosa and safety officials cautioned civilians who respond to accidents to assess their own safety before rushing to help others.
Downed electric lines may have been hard to see after an SUV hit a pole, a fire hydrant and a tree in front of a Valley Village-area home on Wednesday night.........
Fire chief Brian Cummings said the first woman to respond inadvertently stepped on live wire and was immediately electrocuted.
A second woman tried to help her and was electrocuted as well........
Local resident Sue Kochoo told the newspaper that the husband was screaming for his wife when she arrived at the scene.
Fire spokesman Jaime Moore said the man had to be restrained from rescuing his wife, after being shocked while trying..............
08-24-2012, 04:07 AM #2Registered User
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OH NO. What a horrible story. Thoughts for all involved.
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