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Hit and run: SFU news

Clinical psychologist Joti Samra was in demand by media to talk about how a driver could flee after a fatal hit-and-run. This following the hit-and-run death of a Good Samaritan woman—and the woman she was trying to help—in Port Coquitlam on Saturday.


The Province, for one, quoted Samra:


Assuming that it’s a true accident, the reality is . . . even from the perspective of the person that caused the accident, it can be quite traumatic and cause an acute stress reaction. . . . The fight-or-flight response is something we’re exposed to when we are faced with extreme and traumatic events. Our body kind of goes into a shock, it doesn’t know what to do.”


Samra was also in The Vancouver Sun and the Victoria Times Colonist, and did interviews with Metro, the Tri-City News, CKNW, CBC (two separate interviews), and News1130. SFU’s office of Public Affairs and Media Relations had suggested to media she’d make for a helpful interview on the subject.


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