Memorial In Place for Victim of Garbage Truck Accident on Allen

Posted on: August 16th, 2012 at 6:09 am by

This story is just all sorts of tragic. Shortly after 10 pm last Thursday evening, a woman crossed Allen Street near Epstein’s just as “a garbage truck in the left lane bolted RIGHT when the light turned green.” It was a gruesome scene that elicited many a sad letter from our readers, yet almost zero local news coverage. The victim’s condition was unknown presumably until this makeshift memorial was affixed to the fencing of the Allen Street Mall. It reads, “Lorii, rest in peace, from 189 Allen.”

This heartfelt report landed in our mailbag last week, but it’s worth posting again:

We had just left Rockwood and were walking to Epstein’s when the accident occured.  I immediately ran into the street to help. I’m not sure if the driver of the truck even realized how bad it really was.  He was probably too nervous to move so we had to ask him to back up since the tire was on her leg.  I am thankful that he didn’t run her over completely.

She was breathing and I am also happy to report that her eyes were open halfway.  I looked at her and tried to calm her as best I could.  I told her everything would be ok and we were there to help her.  I figured it couldn’t hurt to try even if she couldn’t hear me.

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  • dekko

    How do we know for sure that the memorial is for the woman who was hit by the garbage truck?

    • F.G.

      Ir was I placed the memorial. R.I.P. Lori! Felicia

  • Angel Rivera

    she was my next-door neighbor – so sad.

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    http://downtownlalaw.com/truck-accidents/

  • co-worker

    Her name was Lori, she was my co-worker and was a good woman. Had a tough life, worked *very* hard, struggled and busted her back to keep a roof over her own head and the bills paid. RIP LORI.