Iranian Woman Killed in Hit-And-Run in Canada

Iranian Woman Killed in Hit-And-Run in CanadaIranian Woman Killed in Hit-And-Run in Canada

An Iranian woman, a resident of Calgary in Canada, was killed after two young truck hijackers ran over her in a gas station where she worked.

Maryam Rashidi, 35, is survived by her husband and six-year-old son, IRNA reports.

A chemical engineer from Sharif University of Technology, she migrated to Canada a year ago. She was severely injured in a hit-and-run on June 7 after she tried to stop two thieves in a stolen pickup truck from driving away without paying.

Her husband Ahmad Shamloo, an oil and gas expert from the University of Tabriz, says, “I received a telephone call on Sunday and was told that my wife was in the hospital due to serious injuries. I rushed to the hospital only to find her in coma.”

On that fateful day, Maryam gave chase after the incident by standing in front of the truck to try to block it from leaving. She was hit and carried along on the hood before she fell off and was run over, according to her husband.

The police confirmed that the woman died of her injuries in hospital on Tuesday, two days after the incident.

Police also said they have taken into custody two persons after checking the footage of the CCTV at the gas station, adding that an investigation has been launched.