A Good Samaritan who stopped to help the victims of a late night crash barely escaped becoming a victim himself when another car lost control.
The first accident happened around 11 p.m. Monday on Interstate 40 near mile marker 217.
Police said two cars collided after a driver ran off the road and struck a median. The driver fled the scene following the crash.
Passing motorist Tyler Hicks saw the accident and stopped to help. A Metro police officer arrived a short time later.
Moments later, another driver lost control and slammed into Hick's truck and the back of the officer's patrol car.
Hicks narrowly got out of the way.
“When I heard the brakes lockup, I took off over the guardrail and when I did, I got caught on the guardrail, my pant leg got hung and it ripped my pants,” he recalled, adding, “I was thinking I was a goner because I didn't know what was happening [or] where [the car] was.”
Thankfully no one was injured.
Police believe the driver responsible for the second crash was driving under the influence. He was taken to the hospital for a blood alcohol test.
Police are still looking for the driver responsible for the initial accident.