Man Stops to Help Teens After Crash, All 3 Killed
Another car plows into the group
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2014 9:25 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Eduardo Hernandez, 45, pulled over to help Caroline Agreda and Anapaula Saldana, both 17, after the teens got in a car accident in Florida yesterday—and all three ended up dead. The teenagers were driving a Toyota Corolla around 3am when they collided with a Chevy Equinox. Hernandez, who was in a third vehicle, stopped to help. Then a fourth vehicle, a KIA Forte driven by 30-year-old Christopher Masferrer, slammed into the three of them and the SUV, police say. A witness says Masferrer appeared to be driving "at least 80mph."

Hernandez was just blocks from home, having just watched a boxing match at a relative's house, and his father and 8-year-old son were in the car with him, the Miami Herald reports. Hernandez's father asked him to just call police, but Hernandez insisted on pulling over; several other drivers also stopped. Masferrer and the 68-year-old driver of the Equinox were taken to a local hospital, and charges are pending, NBC Miami reports. Police say speed and alcohol may have been a factor. Another man who stopped to help says the teens appeared to run a flashing red light and hit the SUV as it went through a flashing yellow light; he says they insisted they weren't drunk, but were acting oddly.

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May 14, 2014 5:46 PM CDT
Drunk Drivers are drawn to the lights like moths to a flame. Especially the Black-Out drinkers they will run right into the back of you. And there are many out there.
Gerardo Ferrer
Apr 16, 2014 3:11 PM CDT
sad, he try to help this two teenager so they can be home with their parent and they all end up death by this speeder, the law say to move over other lane when there's a vehicle park on the shoulder.
Apr 15, 2014 12:13 PM CDT
Wow that's really sad. It's very unfortunate that the man got out of his car to do a good deed and help but as a result, he was killed along with the two teenagers.