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COLUMBIA, S.C. — A man hit while riding his motorcycle died with family around him, thanks to a Good Samaritan who saw him on the side of the road and stopped to call his wife.
Bianca Walker held the phone up to Alvin Cochran, Jr.’s ear as he lie injured on the side of the road; his burning motorcycle was a few feet away.
Tami Cochran, Alvin’s wife, answered the phone and heard the voice of a stranger.
Bianca Walker said to her: “You don’t know who I am but I’m here with your husband and he’s been in a terrible accident.”
Tami asked to speak to him.
“So I put the phone to his ear,” Walker said. “He just broke down crying.”
After the phone conversation, Alvin would never speak to Tami again. He died from his injuries three days later.
“The only thing he said to me was, ‘Babe I’m hurt, come and get me’ and I said I’m coming and those were our last words,” Cochran said. “Our very last words.”
She’s thankful for Bianca’s kindness.
“She gave me his voice for the last time,” Tami Cochran said.
Police say Alvin Cochran, Jr., was hit by a drunk driver while riding his motorcycle. The 44-year-old driver has been charged with felony DUI.