Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nothing Could Be Done to Save Gas-and-Dash Victim, Doctor Tells Murder Trial

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nothing Could Be Done to Save Gas-and-Dash Victim, Doctor Tells Murder Trial

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Gas-and-dash victim suffered stroke: doctor

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CALGARY - A neurologist says there was nothing doctors could do to save a Calgary gas station employee brought to hospital after a hit-and-run.

Maryam Rashidi, 35, was trying to stop a driver from leaving the Centex gas station in Calgary without paying in June 2015. She chased the vehicle into traffic and climbed on the hood of the truck to get the driver to return and pay his $113 bill.

Joshua Cody Mitchell, 22, is on trial for a number of charges including second-degree murder.

Court has heard the driver swerved, causing her to fall to the ground where she was run over by the front and rear dual tires of the vehicle causing devastating injuries.

Dr. Phillippe Couillard, an expert in critical care neurology at Foothills Medical Centre, told court Rashidi was brought in by air ambulance and examined by the emergency team.

He said scans and X-rays showed the bone at the base of her skull and the first vertebrae in her neck both had fractures. …

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