Army vet clinging to life after being run over by couple he was trying to help

A good-hearted Army vet stepped in when he saw someone in trouble and now he’s lying in a hospital bed fighting for his life.

Steven Richardson and his friend Jeromy Cullen were running some errands in Chandler, Arizona, when they saw what looked like a dispute going on.

“His hand was on her head dragging her across the [Fry’s]  parking lot…we saw it, we jumped,  we acted and wouldn’t do anything differently,” Jeromy said.

The two men tried to intervene but that’s when things got even more heated. That couple Steven was trying to help ran him over  and left him for dead.

The 31-year-old is now listed in critical condition after he suffered a skull fracture and severe head trauma.

“He truly believed the woman  was in danger… he feels like he needs to protect everyone,” his wife told FOX10.

The couple that fled the scene is believed to be Native American. They were  driving a white Honda SUV which has reportedly been impounded off a reservation.  Police don’t  yet have anyone in custody.

Richardson may soon be moving out of ICU, according to friends who have visited him in the hospital. He and his wife have two young boys and a GOFundMe page has been set up to help the victim and his family.

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  • Michele graduated with a B.S. in Telecommunication from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. She has spent numerous years working in the news industry in south Florida, including many positions ranging from being a news writer at WSVN, the Fox affiliate in Miami to being an associate news producer at WPLG-TV, the ABC affiliate in Miami. Michele has also worked in Public Relations and Marketing.

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