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Good Samaritan in improved condition

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A 44-year-old New Boston man who stopped to help a stranded couple in Hopkins County is in improved condition and had been moved out of the intensive care unit of a Tyler hospital.
    Sheriff's Investigator Daniel Winn said deputies and emergency responders received a call just before 3 p.m. last Thursday reporting a traumatic injury near the westbound 135 mile marker on Interstate 30.
    “Apparently, a couple had a flat tire on the side of the road and we had a good Samaritan stop and help them,” Winn said. “As he was trying to remove the spare tire from underneath the mini van, the jack fell and the vehicle crushed him.”
    Two Hopkins County Precinct 3 employees happened on the scene and were able to get Paul Woodruff out from under the van, and when Deputy Adrian Pruitt and Sgt. Paul Fenimore arrived, they performed CPR on him.
    “Paul Woodruff, a truck driver from New Boston, apparently saw the vehicle broken down and stopped to see if he could help,” Winn said. “Helping them almost killed him.”
    Woodruff was rushed to Hopkins County Memorial Hospital and then airlifted to Tyler.
    Winn said Woodruff has been moved from the intensive care unit at a Tyler hospital.

 

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