Victoria McGrath accident
According to media reports Monday, a young woman who survived the Boston Marathon bombing has passed away after a car crash in Dubai, according to her university.
As reported by CNN, Victoria McGrath suffered severe injuries during the 2013 bombing and was set to graduate this year from Northeastern University, but she and another student, Priscilla Perez Torres, died in a car accident while in Dubai, Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun said in a statement today.
School officials said it was a personal trip and the students were not studying abroad. Officials did not know when the crash occurred.
McGrath, of Weston, Connecticut, was studying at the business school at Northeastern and “was devoted to helping others through leadership in student organizations and community service work,”.
The University president said:
“Victoria and Priscilla were vibrant, beloved members of our community, and their passing leaves a grievous absence in our community and in our hearts. Each were kind, talented young women, with exceptional futures before them.”
He added: “Victoria and Priscilla touched many of our lives, and we will miss them terribly. Our prayers are with their families and loved ones.”
After the bombing at the Boston Marathon finish line in April 2013, McGrath was treated at Tufts Medical Center, Brooke Hynes, a public affairs official at the medical center, told ABC News.
“The caregivers at Tufts are heartbroken,” Hynes told ABC News today.
Hynes said McGrath was “someone who touched our lives and whom we cared for.”
“She was definitely a bright light,” Hynes said. “And her family was wonderful, and we all got to know each other during a really tragic time.”