Zabian family, friends counting on the power of prayer for Khali

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Khali Zabian.

LEE — Prayers are being said around the world for a Lee woman that is currently in a coma after being struck by a car last week.

While traveling home from work at Naji’s restaurant in Great Barrington on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 19-year-old Khali Zabian hit a guardrail on Stockbridge Road in the area of Fountain Pond in Great Barrington. Shortly before 10 p.m., she dialed 911 to report that she had just veered off the roadway and struck some guardrails.

She had also called her father, Ali Zabian, to let him know what had happened. While waiting for both her father and police to arrive, another unidentified driver stopped to offer help, said Ali.

The other driver grabbed a flashlight and helped direct traffic around Khali’s car, which had been disabled in the northbound travel lane with extensive damage from the collision with the guardrails, he added.

The other driver then directed Khali to stand, so they could inspect and see if she was alright, according to Ali. In the midst of this, the other driver told Ali that another vehicle, traveling north, suddenly came up fast upon them. While both Khali and the other driver attempted to run away, the approaching car ended up striking Khali.

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