Mom Struck And Killed Crossing Highway After Surviving Car Crash

1 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

NY driver survives rollover, then is killed crossing road to get items from her car.

Passers by who saw the wreckage stopped to help her as she emerged from the vehicle, but that’s when she told them she had to rush back to the car to get something.New York woman Brittany Leith climbed out from under her vehicle on the southern State Parkway on Long Island about 3.54am on Sunday and made it to the shoulder of the roadway with the help of other motorists, state police said.

The New York Post reports with no police on the scene and “despite warnings from the motorists who had assisted her,” Brittany crossed the highway to go back to her car to recover personal belongings from the car. “She has a 3-year-old daughter who doesn’t have a mother anymore,” said Leith’s grandmother, Anna Leith. “She was the best mother in the world. But before cops arrived, she returned to her vehicle in the left lane to retrieve property from it when she was hit and killed by another passing motorist. But after getting to safety, she told the good Samaritans she needed to run back across the busy highway to retrieve her property from inside her car, according to police.

A police officer who was inside the rammed cruiser was taken to Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Islip, but officials did not release any additional information on the injured cop’s condition. Anna Leith, Brittany’s distraught grandmother, said she now has to face the difficult task of telling the woman’s young daughter, Zoey, that her mom isn’t coming home. Her grandmother told Newsday she will find it difficult to break the news to Leith’s 3-year-old daughter. “We have to tell this little baby, this little doll,” Claire Hansen said. “How do we tell this little girl? . . .

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