Sunday, April 12, 2009

Houston cyclist dies from injuries

What a horrible tragedy.. Thoughts and prayers go out to Leigh Boone's family and friends.

Bicyclist injured in HFD accident dies
Upgraded charges possible for cited driver
Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle
Posted April 11, 2009, 9:16PM

Leigh Boone, 29, an executive assistant at the Houston Center for Photography, was hurt when a ladder truck hit her bicycle. The 29-year-old bicyclist who was crushed beneath a Houston Fire Department ladder truck in an accident involving two firetrucks last month died early Saturday afternoon. Leigh Boone was pronounced dead at 12:10 p.m., said Memorial Hermann Hospital spokeswoman Alex Rodriguez. Boone had been in critical condition for two weeks with serious head injuries she sustained when a 40-ton ladder truck toppled and crushed her bike on March 30. Authorities found the ladder truck driver, Warren Ducote, at fault for the crash that injured 11 people. They say he ran a red light. A police official said on Saturday it was too early to tell whether Ducote would face criminal charges.

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