Seattle – Imagine having an accident on the side of the road, getting out of your car for help and then becoming the victim of a crime. That’s exactly what happened with Christina Langley.
Langley lives at Federal Way, but moves to Seattle for work.
She says she is a veterinary assistant and plans to apply to vet school this year, hoping to become a veterinarian by 2025.
She loves to help, and that’s why on September 8, when she saw a car accident during her trip, she took action.
“My first thought was, like, ‘Okay, get on the call with 911, go out and check to make sure, you know, people are still breathing,'” Langley said.
It happened at Beacon Avenue South in Seattle, near Jefferson Park.
Langley said a woman involved in the accident ran after him screaming. So, he made his way to another victim, pinned in his car, to help. Just then, he saw that the first person who ran up to him was stealing his car.
“And so as soon as I turned back and looked down, she was driving through the crossroads,” she said.
This is the second such incident in King County in less than a month.
The first happened in Tukwila when one of the people involved in the accident pointed a gun at him when a man trying to help the accident victims, then the gunman stole his car.
Seattle Police say that if you see a car accident and want to help, be sure to turn off your car and set your emergency brake.
The Washington State Patrol says that if this happens on a busy road like a freeway, it may be best to call 911. That way, you won’t have to pay for your good work, like Langley, unfortunately, is dealing with right now.
“My car was completed earlier this year, in April. And it’s my new car, and I can’t financially afford to do it again. And it’s so sad that I can’t afford something good.” Was trying to do and now it’s taken from me,” she said.
Later that day, Langley says someone tried to use his locked loan car.
If you know who stole Langley’s car, please submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound via the P3 Tips app on your phone or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). If your tip leads to arrest, you will be awarded a cash reward of up to $1,000.
Langley has a GoFundMe to raise money for his car. She says that if she gets her car back, she will donate the money.
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