Two nurses jump into action after woman thrown from moped


COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- Jessica Ratliff is the owner of Norton Stereo. She said she worries about the people on scooters and mopeds because traffic is so busy, especially on Two Notch Road.

Around 5:30 pm Thursday evening two passengers, a 52-year-old man, and a 58-year-old woman, were riding in front of her shop when they were hit by a vehicle that kept going.

Moments later a second vehicle ran over the woman, causing life-threatening injuries. “We have seen a few accidents,” Ratliff said. “But yesterday was really probably the worst that I’ve ever seen.”

Ratliff said, two nurses, stopped and immediately started to help. “People really didn’t know what was going on,” Ratliff said. “So traffic was doing its normal thing, and these women were just unphased.”

Unphased by the possibility of saving a life. Columbia Police are now searching for a GMC Yukon that they believe is involved.

“I had continually prayed for her,” Ratliff said. “I hope she does very well and thank God for our nurses."

The victims involved were taken to a local hospital where the woman later died. It’s still unclear who the two nurses are that stopped to help.

If you know anything about the case, you’re asked to call Columbia Police or Crimestoppers

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