BOSTON- A college student who endured serious injuries in the Boston Marathon bombing was killed in a car accident in Dubai over the weekend, a spokesperson for Northeastern University mentioned Monday.
Victoria McGrath was killed Sunday, along with another Northeastern student, Priscilla Perez Torres, the Boston school confirmed.
McGrath and Torres were on a personal journey and not considering abroad.
McGrath, 23, received severe shrapnel traumata to her left leg from the first of two rockets residence near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013.
Bruce Mendelsohn, who was attending a post-marathon defendant in a house overlooking the finishing line, hastened outside to assist and determined McGrath lying on the dirt, hemorrhaging heavily from her left leg.
Mendelsohn said he tied a scarf or T-shirt he found nearby around her leg as a tourniquet to stop the bleed, a move McGrath’s doctor afterward told him saved her life. Mendelsohn pennant down a firefighter, who carried McGrath away from the background in what becomes one of the most widely used picture from the bombing.
McGrath afterward tracked down her rescuers and formed love with them, Mendelsohn said.
“At the time, I was angry that anyone could do such a thing, ” Mendelsohn announced of the bombing. “Now I’m indignant that she’s been taken from us.”
A Northeastern spokesman pronounced McGrath was scheduled to graduate this spring from Northeastern’s school of business. She was originally from Weston, Connecticut.
The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi declined to comment.
Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun communicated a letter Monday notifying the Northeastern community of the students’ death.
“She was devoted to helping others through leadership in student organisations or community service project, ” Aoun spoke of McGrath.
Torres, who was also planned in order to postgraduate the following spring, has now come to Northeastern from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, and was heartfelt about travelling and working on issues related to nutrition and women’s health, Aoun said.