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Cops Credit Good Samaritans With Liftng Truck Off Woman, Saving Her Life

Associated Press

July 13, 2011

NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. — Police say 10 good Samaritans lifted a pickup truck off a woman who was struck on her bicycle in New Jersey.

North Plainfield police say 57-year-old Katie Miller was riding the bike through an International House of Pancakes parking lot in North Plainfield when she was hit Monday.

Restaurant manager Jose Preciado tells The Courier News of Bridgewater that he, a cook and several diners acted because Miller was having difficulty breathing and turning purple.

Police Chief William Parenti tells the newspaper the bystanders might have saved Miller’s life. He says the 57-year-old woman suffered broken ribs and possibly a punctured lung.

Police say the pickup driver was turning and didn’t see Miller until it was too late. He wasn’t cited, but the accident remains under investigation.


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    IowaNinersFan

    about 3 years ago

    20426 Comments

    Props to the ten heroes. We need more people like yourselves.

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    DALLASCRANE

    about 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    My hat is off to all 10 heroes.

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    wiseass0282

    about 3 years ago

    10984 Comments

    Great job, good to see that there are people who care out there.

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    PGPD911

    about 3 years ago

    6672 Comments

    Awesome show of love for your fellow human being!! WTG!

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    Jonas

    about 3 years ago

    42172 Comments

    Way to go...

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    AKangel

    about 3 years ago

    4972 Comments

    Nice Job! Glad to see the public involved

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    djs2v

    about 3 years ago

    5628 Comments

    Excellent job!!!

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    Robocop33

    about 3 years ago

    14618 Comments

    Good, glad that the public helped this time instead of just standing around watching. Still, the article does not say how she ended up under the vehicle etc.

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    36TR

    about 3 years ago

    7620 Comments

    Excellent job by all!!!!! That's what a community is all about!!

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    ESederquist

    about 3 years ago

    170 Comments

    =) Fantastic

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    Irishcop1961

    about 3 years ago

    50322 Comments

    Big THUMBS up to all.

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    Blueknight23

    about 3 years ago

    86 Comments

    WOW, great job and good to see fellow citizens helping out.

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