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Judy Judd recalls being hit as a pedestrian 20 years ago
"I had a bad concussion, right knee surgery twice, a couple broken fingers, torn ligaments in my right heel etc., I was lucky to be alive. In and out of a wheelchair for months to using a walking cane. The driver had very little insurance" I lost 8 months wages, thousands in doctor's bills and will suffer from PTSD the rest of my days.
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By Judy Judd, Greensburg, KY
I too was a pedestrian hit by a vehicle.
In 1997 before Fruit Of The Loom closed in Campbellsville I was hit by a car.
I had just worked a 12 hour shift (7p-7a) and was one step away from being out of the marked crosswalk when it happened.
Coming off the hood of a car in several bounces, landing on top my head scalping top of my hair bald, landing hard on my knees in the concrete & gravel was something I will never forget, nor the thud of the car hitting the side of my right hip/knee.
I had a bad concussion, right knee surgery twice, a couple broken fingers, torn ligaments in my right heel etc.
I was lucky to be alive.
In & out of wheelchair for months to using a walking cane. The driver had very little insurance.
I lost 8 months wages, thousands in doctor's bills and will suffer from PTSD the rest of my days.
What little the insurance did pay didn't cover it, much less my trust in drivers honoring the rules of crosswalks.
Because of all this I ALWAYS slow down at pedestrian crossings. And anywhere there is a store where people have to cross traffic to go in/out.
Just stop, make sure pedestrians are completely out of the way before continuing on. Its not worth any consequences.
It could be you one day.
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