My name is Lisa Maxey; I am the mother of Crystal Williams who was involved in the car accident with the garbage truck in New Hope several months ago.
You (the Packet) published an article twice about this accident, once when it happen, and again in January in “Wreck’s of the Year”, I have always enjoyed reading the Packet, but you need to get the facts straight before you print your information. I would like to clear up a few things and I would like for you (the Packet) to print this letter so that the public will know the whole truth.
In your article you stated that my daughter, driver of the automobile that was hit by the garbage truck, that by the way RAN A STOP SIGN, has two of her minor children in the car with her UN-RESTRAINED, one in the front seat, one in the back seat, this is incorrect …both children were in the back seat and both were RESTRAINED, if you would like a report from the hospital, or pictures to prove this I will happily provide these for you, both boys were treated for seat-belt burns, I was there and seen the horrible burns and bruises these children sustained, I am tired of people asking me and my family “why did she not have those children in seat belts?” all because incorrect information was printed by the Packet. Also you stated in this article that the accident was ruled “no-fault”, how can an accident be ruled no-fault when one party involved ran a stop sign???, and just to clear this up, the other party has accepted blame, the automobile had been replaced, medical bills have been paid, and all other details are being handled in a private manner.
I thank you for correcting this information.