Patrick Black said he didn't think twice last week when he saw a woman running along Glendale Freeway trying to flag down cars. The 37-year-old graphic artist stopped his motorcycle just north of the Ventura Freeway interchange and went to the woman's aid.
"I've been shot. Please take me to the hospital," the woman, Yvonne R. Lambey, 34, of Los Angeles told Black.
Black put the woman, who had a bullet wound in the chest, on his motorcycle and sped to nearby Glendale Community College. The victim collapsed at the entrance to the campus administration center, where a nurse gave first aid until paramedics arrived, witnesses said.
Glendale police said the shooting last Thursday morning occurred as the woman was arguing with her estranged husband while driving on the freeway.
The victim told police that her husband, Predencio D. Lambey, 36, pulled a gun as she was driving north on Glendale Freeway. They struggled over the gun, she told investigators, and was shot after she managed to pull her van to the side of the road.