Woman Hit by Garbage Truck Outside Epstein’s Last Night [Updated]

Posted on: August 10th, 2012 at 9:07 am by

Source: Vidiot

This is rather horrific. A longtime Boogie reader sends in a dispatch about a terrible accident last night outside Epstein’s Bar involving a pedestrian and garbage truck. The crash transpired shortly after 10 pm.

From the mailbag:

Last night I was walking south on Allen from Houston approaching Stanton when I saw one of the most horrific things I’ve ever seen. A woman was crossing Allen right in front of Epstien’s, right as the walk sign was ending – and a Garbage truck in the left lane bolted RIGHT when the light turn green – it was clear that the woman’s mind shut down right as she was crossing (and the truck was approaching) b/c she sort of stood there for a milisecond wavering as to what to do. She was hit – VERY HARD – by the vehicle, her head banged right up against the grill of the truck and she fell immediately to the ground.

The interior contents of Epstien’s spilled out onto the street (including a concerned bro with Bud Light bottle in hand)  and various witnesses called 911, but nearby cops came over and a medical unit was on the scene in roughly 3 minutes. With the impact, I was sure she was dead, but luckily she was clearly breathing (you could see her stomach moving) by the time the ambulance came. When I was walking home later, I noticed that Allen was still completely blocked off by police up to Houston (this was around 12 am).

Another reader sent in the following report. Tragic:

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 thankfull 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.

If you have more information or photos from the scene, please drop a line.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jaclyn.ciamillo Jaclyn Ciamillo

    That’s horrible. I hope she heals quickly. :(

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