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?

Recent Stories

ludlow-manhole-libation
Nighttime with the Smoking Manholes of Ludlow Street

The following guest post was penned by Vicki Rovere, proprietor of the Ludlow Street Free Store the last decade. Walking home from the subway about midnight last Sunday night, as I turned onto my block I smelled smoke. Smoke seemed to be curling up from a little curbside street grate outside Libation. Was it steam […]

gino-sorbillo-pizza-bowery
Gino Sorbillo’s Pizza Joint Makes it Official on the Bowery

Naples pizza master Gino Sorbillo is inching closer to unveiling his newest restaurant. The eponymous stateside pizzeria, the first in America, will soon open at 334 Bowery, between Bond and Great Jones Streets. Sidewalk shed was recently removed, and teaser posters installed in the now-liberated windows. Exact timetable on opening is elusive. By summertime seems […]

kittys-closed-stanton
On Stanton Street, Kitty’s Canteen and its ‘Go-Go’ Sibling Both Folded

Kitty’s Canteen vanished as quietly as it came in. With roll-down gates mostly drawn, Kitty’s Canteen and its adjacent Go-Go kin always strove for that “we are most likely closed” vibe. Now it is so. Both seemingly went out of business a few months ago, closed after two-years-and-change on Stanton Street just off the Bowery. […]

moscot-gone-1_wm
Moscot’s Former Delancey Street HQ is Now in Ruins Ahead of 12-Story Redevelopment

The eighty-three-year-old building that housed Moscot for nearly as long (i.e. 75 years) is now obliterated. A wrecking crew tasked with erasing this history has been busy onsite the last month or so. As of yesterday afternoon, most of the structure is gone, including the frame. What remains are the bones and debris; a ghost […]

cb85-rivington-3
Rivington Street Stays Classy with new ’80s Bar ‘GB85’

Goodbye, Will Ferrell; hello, Prince… Where Stay Classy New York formerly held court, another “hyper-focused” watering hole is poised to open. Only, this one is rooted in eighties nostalgia. Proprietor Zach Neil previously opened the popular Will Ferrell-themed bar in October 2015 to loads of hype and media coverage. It certainly hit the ground running, […]

  • 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.