15 August 2011
NYC: Elderly woman on walker struck by City construction front loader, clings to life.
Manhattan Lower East -- Okay so the 'clings to life bit' waxes hyperbolic but in reality anytime you get hit by a 10 ton front loader you could be killed in a heartbeat. I know one thing for certain based on my direct observation is that the HAKS people are taking the matter quite seriously as I imply in the video now uploading.. I spoke with theatre manager Brad Burgess about it and while none of us can pinpoint what color the light was at the precise moment of impact, Mr. Burgess claimed to me and to investigators that the driver (pictured standing behind the woman) was looking backwards at the time of impact. As to anybody who tried to threaten me with release mumbo jumbo, I don't have time for any of that. There was a guy who was a jerk about it, and a woman who was nice about it. To the woman I respectfully decline, to the guy I tell you to go to straight to hell.