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Aug. 27th, 2005 09:26 am
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According to the newspapers, the woman's name was Lea Zimmerman. She was an 86-year-old Holocaust survivor who was on her way to a doctor's appointment. She was crossing the street a few yards from the crosswalk. She was 4 foot 9 inches, and the driver couldn't see anyone under 5 feet high from where he was sitting. He wasn't drunk, or racing, or careless -- he just didn't see her. A true accident.

Date: 2005-08-27 07:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenlev.livejournal.com
so very sad. i wish i had better words. gods.

Date: 2005-08-27 07:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deedee57.livejournal.com
that is so sad, and as i am under 5 foot he wouldn't see me either :(

Date: 2005-08-27 08:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mz-bstone.livejournal.com
Maybe, if you have the funds, you could send a tenner to a holocaust education centre, in her name. I know this has touched you, the way you write about it so starkly says that, and if you witnessed her death, perhaps there is some aspect of full-circle in helping to preserve what she has known, what the world should continue to know?

Just a passing thought.

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