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.