Wayne E. Black, 26, truck driver, attempted to save Bonnie S. Jenkins, 17 from being struck by a motor vehicle, Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, January 13, 1966. At night Miss Jenkins accidentally fell from a moving automobile onto the concrete highway, where she lay inert in the path of a truck approaching at about 50 miles an hour. Black was at the opposite side of the highway, heard Miss Jenkins scream as she fell, and saw her in the beam of his flashlight. He saw the lights of the oncoming truck about a thousand feet from her. Waving the flashlight, Black ran 30 feet to Miss Jenkins and took hold of her. The truck swerved into the adjoining lane and passed them without stopping. As Black moved Miss Jenkins toward the medial strip, they were struck by an automobile which had been following the truck. Black lost his hold on Miss Jenkins, was thrown to the pavement, and rolled across the medial. He and Mss Jenkins were removed to a hospital, where the latter was pronounced dead. Black was hospitalized for seven weeks for fractures of his right arm and left leg.
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