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Good Samaritan killed during attempt to save cat

Strafford County Sheriff Mark Brave said the victim was wearing dark clothing on a busy road and the driver was blinded by approaching headlights.


ROLLINSFORD, N.H. (AP) — A good Samaritan in New Hampshire, who pulled over to rescue a cat in the middle of the road, was struck and killed by a car Monday.

According to Rollinsford police, the unidentified person died from their injuries after they were transported to the hospital. The cat was also hit by the car and died, the Seacoastonline.com reported.

Strafford County Sheriff Mark Brave said it was “a freak accident.” He said the victim was wearing dark clothing on a busy road and the driver was blinded by approaching headlights.

Brave said there was no alcohol involved in the crash and no charges have been filed.

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The driver stayed at the scene and has been fully complying with police, the news site said.

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