DUBAI– A woman who was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing has died in Dubai.
Victoria McGrath and Priscilla Perez Torres, students at Northeastern University, were killed in a car crash overseas, the university said on Monday.
McGrath was 20 years old when she was standing near the marathon finish line and the first bomb exploded, Boston.com reported. The blast sent shrapnel into her leg. She credited bystander Bruce Mendelsohn, who used a T-shirt as a tourniquet with saving her life.
“The doctor told me if you hadn’t have done that, then I would have died,” McGrath said. “You saved my life. Otherwise I would have bled out because it hit the artery.”
Boston firefighter Jimmy Plourde was photographed carrying her to safety.
JP and Paul Norden, who were both severely injured in the second explosion, posted a photo of McGrath on Sunday.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of 23 year old Victoria McGrath. A young energetic beautiful soul gone too soon…God bless you Victoria…until we meet again,” the brothers wrote.