Dubai: One of the female victims in the fatal Ferrari crash in Dubai on Sunday morning was a college student who was badly wounded during the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, it has been revealed.
Victoria McGrath was killed Sunday, along with her roommate at Northeastern, Priscilla Perez Torres, the Boston school confirmed. McGrath and Torres were on a personal trip and not studying abroad.
McGrath, 23, received severe shrapnel injuries to her left leg from the first of two bombs placed near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013. Three people were killed and more than 260 others were injured in the bombing.
The rented Ferrari after the crash.
Bruce Mendelsohn, who was attending a post-marathon party in a building overlooking the finish line, rushed outside to help and saw McGrath lying on the ground, bleeding 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 bleeding, a move McGrath's doctor later told him saved her life.
Mendelsohn flagged down a firefighter, who carried McGrath away from the scene in what became one of the most widely used photographs from the bombing.
Boston Marathon bombing survivor Victoria McGrath, (C), thanks people who helped her after she was injured in the bombing, during the Boston Strong Concert: An Evening of Support and Celebration in Boston. Picture: AP
"A young energetic beautiful soul gone too soon...God bless you Victoria...until we meet again."