January 8, 2013
New Orleans, La. – Ryan Dowd was the group with Paglia celebrating New Year’s Eve at the French Quarter when their expectation of a night of partying turns into nightmare.
Dowd said that they were leaving and waited to hail a cab when the tragedy happened.
Dowd said that he was walking ahead across Decatur Street on the vicinity of he had walked across Jax Brewery when the unexpected happened. He was not an eyewitness to the accident but he found 21-years-old Amanda knocked on the ground bleeding.
She was rushed to University Hospital. Amanda’s parent and found their daughter under a medically-induced coma.
Theresa Paglia, mother of the victim, said that he daughter sustained a shattered pelvis and she will be confined in the hospital for more than a month. She will need several surgeries and time under rehabilitation. Then she will be in a wheelchair for months.
Thomas Piglia, Amanda’s father was extremely upset and stated that they do not know what exactly happened to their daughter. The police department did not give them any information and the hospital offered no clue.
He only knew that Amanda was just waiting for a cab in Decatur Street when she was hit by a cab. She was hurled toward oncoming traffic and was hit by another car. The driver of the second car stayed but the driver of the first car fled from the scene.
These are all the information known by the family. They are requesting witnesses to come forward and provide them with more details. After contacting NOPD last Tuesday they were informed that police report of the case was not yet available.
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