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Bicyclist Injured in Houston Fire Truck Accident Passes Away

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After two weeks of fighting for her life, bicyclist Leigh Boone passed away on Saturday from injuries incurred when she was caught in an accident involving two Houston Fire Department ladder trucks.

Boone had been in critical condition at Memorial Herman Hospital since March 30 when a HFD ladder truck toppled over and crushed her near the intersection of Westheimer and Dunlavy.

Authorities have found the ladder truck driver to be at fault for the accident which took Boone’s life and injured 10 others. The driver of truck ran a red light and broadsided a HFD pumper truck that was responding to the same call.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to both the family and friends of both the victim and the HFD ladder drive truck driver, who I am certain has also been greatly affected by these events.