More About the Victim of Garbage Truck Accident on Allen

Posted on: August 21st, 2012 at 6:28 am by

Just over a week ago, a woman was crushed by a garbage truck while crossing near the corner of Allen and Stanton Streets, and died mere days later from her injuries (August 11). The victim reportedly lived on the fourteenth floor of the Hernandez Houses at 189 Allen Street, where one of her neighbors knew her simply as Lorii. We are told that she was in her late-thirties or early-forties. Not much else is known at this time, other than there’s a “collection for her because no family member has come forward.”

Yet, in the wake of the accident, it’s as if nothing even happened. Social media was seemingly silent – photos were not snapped and chatter was limited. Just the minimalist memorial strapped to the Allen Street Mall.

And because the victim was first listed in stable condition, Gothamist learned that the NYPD was not investigating the accident by any means. Unless, of course, some sort of criminality was suspected (which it wasn’t). Streetsblog confirmed the same. How can the police essentially ignore a traffic fatality like this?

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  • dekko

    I’m unclear about the last sentence of this article — what is it you would have the police do if there’s no suspicion of criminal activity?

    • JarekAF

      Actually conduct an investigation. Like, ya know, taking speed readings, interviewing witness, collecting tissue samples off the truck, testing the driver for drugs and alcohol, collecting surveillance tapes . . .

      But this is S.O.P. for the NYPD. Just declare no suspicion of criminal activity and voila! No more paper work.

  • jon

    It seems to be implying if she didn’t live in the projects the police would look into it further.
    Pretty lame guys.