A Dallas family is thankful for the good Samaritans who rushed to try and help save a young mother after a crash from which she ultimately died.
The wreck happened Tuesday near the intersection of Buckner Boulevard and Samuell Avenue. The family and witnesses believe it was a hit-and-run, but police are still investigating.
According to a Dallas police report, a driver caused the crash after running a red light. Christina Miller then tried to move out of the way, crashing into a utility pole.
Miller's family said the mother had been on her way to Skyline High School to pick up her son, wanting to get him before the rain pushed through North Texas when the crash happened.
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“I wish I would’ve just walked home,” said her son, Christopher Miller.
Video from witnesses captured the chaotic scene soon after the crash. The mother was trapped inside her car after the crash which ultimately killed her.
Good Samaritans rushed to the car trying to get her out.
“I'm feeling like a part of me just left, along with her. I'm feeling very upset,” said her mother, Rosemary Miller.
In fact, Miller’s son ended up walking home and seeing the wreck. By then, she had already been rushed to the hospital. Now the family is pleading for answers.
“If you have a conscience, if you believe in a higher power, please turn yourself in,” said Debbie Miller, the victim’s sister.
They are also thanking those who rushed to try and help, including a young woman who tried to get the mother out, before paramedics arrived.
“She kicked out the window, bent out the door frame, she tried to help,” said Debbie Miller. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are now part of my family.”
The family was very thankful witnesses helped, but emergency crews warn it’s dangerous and usually not a good idea to try to pull someone from a crash.
Miller’s family has set up a fund to help cover funeral costs.