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Police identify good Samaritan hit by vehicle while helping another driver

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A man is in the hospital fighting for his life after he was struck by a vehicle Wednesday night.

It happened about 8:30 p.m. on Bay Road in Saginaw County.

Saginaw County Sheriff's Office Lt. Miguel Gomez said 30-year-old Raymond Beck saw an accident at the intersection of Bay and Kochville Road when he turned around to check it out, 

Beck stopped his car in the southbound left turn lane and stepped out of his car. That's when he was struck by a northbound vehicle, Gomez said.

He was taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was last listed in stable condition. 

He sustained several injuries including a broken femur and internal bleeding.

Gomez said Beck had a passenger in his car at the time of the incident. 

A 21-year-old woman from Troy was driving the vehicle that struck him, according to police. 

"According to the investigation, she did everything that was required. She didn't know someone was going to step from the vehicle and from what I understand, she came back and rendered aid to the man that was going to be rendering aid to the original crash," Gomez said.

Bay Road was closed between Kochville and Pierce while law enforcement responded to the scene.

Maureen Case, 61, of Kochville Township was driving the vehicle in the initial accident at the intersection. She was driving northbound when she lost control of her vehicle and ended up in the yard of the Kochville Methodist Church, Gomez said.

"Raymond was always willing to help somebody, always looking to help somebody. He's got a heart of gold," said Guadalupe Billareal, Beck's mother.

She said her son always responds when someone is in need, but this time it almost cost him his life.

Gomez said the incident remains under investigation, but at this time it is being ruled as an accident.

Meanwhile, Billareal said she has received such an outpouring of support for her son. It has helped her to get through the difficult time.

"Everyone's been so supportive, friends, family, from outside social media. Friends and family. It's awesome," she said.

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