Chinese nurse dies after being hit by truck while stopping to help people injured in road accident

SICHUAN - A 23-year-old nurse in China died on Tuesday (Nov 15) after being hit by a truck while she was helping people who had been injured in a traffic accident, reported the South China Morning Post.

The nurse, Ms Wang Lijun, who worked in Panzhihua city, died after she and her colleague stopped to treat people hurt in an earlier crash on a highway in Sichuan, Chengdu Business Daily reported.

She was hit by a truck passing the crash scene as she was assisting people by the road.

Nine people were injured in the two separate accidents. They were taken to a nearby hospital, according to the Chengdu Business Daily.

Local police are still investigating both accidents.