Lori Koidahl

Mother killed by a red-light runner

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In 2007, my mom was on her way to my house from work. She had just gotten off of a bus and was waiting with several other pedestrians at a crosswalk on a busy highway. A truck driver ran a red light — eight seconds after it turned — and collided with a front-loading tractor in the intersection. The truck careened into the people in the crosswalk and killed my mom instantly.