Police: Father Hit by Vehicle, Dies After Trying to Help Son Stuck on Ice

A man died after he went into cardiac arrest when he was hit by a vehicle as he tried to help his son who was stuck on the ice in Needham, Massachusetts, according to the victim’s wife.

Needham police say the incident happened on Brookline Street and Greendale Avenue around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

The victim, identified as 63-year-old Needham resident Joseph Flynn, rushed onto the ice to help his son, who was involved in an earlier crash, according to police.

Police say it appears the 40-year-old Needham driver who killed the man was unable to stop his car from sliding on the ice, ultimately hitting the victim, pinning him between the two cars.

Flynn then went into cardiac arrest and his son, an RN, administered CPR.

Flynn's wife, Shelia Flynn said, "Joe didn't want them to hit the car again, and the person couldn't control it and hit Joe, and they say he went into cardiac arrest, and they say he pretty much died instantly."

She added, "He always took care of everybody, if you had a problem, and needed something, Joe was the guy, he took care of everyone, he took care of us, that is what he did."

A pregnant woman fell while coming to Flynn’s aid but was reportedly not seriously injured.

No charges have been filed as of now.

State police and the Norfolk District Attorney's Office are assisting in the investigation.

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