Accident Victim on the Mend With a Message

A woman hit by a pick-up truck while crossing the street last week has a message for everyone out in traffic: be more careful.

Sixty-two-year-old Lynn Toman lives just two blocks from 60th and Center. That’s where a simple walk home from the grocery store took a dangerous turn.

“I remember the big trunk of the car and falling to the ground," she said.

The impact from the truck sent her to the ICU where she spent several nights. Doctors say she had bleeding in her brain.

She's now left with scrapes and bruises and tells us, “I'm a little dizzy,” but she is making a quick recovery.

She said, “They took a cat scan of my brain and they said it wasn't any different than yesterday and they were very happy with it."

The accident is still under investigation. Police say 44-year-old Frank Bashore struck Lynn at the crosswalk while turning onto Center from 60th.

A stalled vehicle in the turn lane allegedly forced Bashore to drive around and into the left through-lane. He told investigators that he had a green arrow and as he made the turn the light changed allowing Toman to cross.

For her fellow pedestrians, Toman said, “Be careful when you're crossing the street because the cars do not stop. They come right around the corner.”

She is thankful to be out of the hospital and back at home knowing it could have ended much worse.

Lynn said she’s contacted to the city to complain about the traffic lights. She said she hopes something will be done to improve safety.

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