Exclusive: Injured Woman Speaks

Exclusive: Injured Woman Speaks

There are 10 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Aug 20, 2007, titled Exclusive: Injured Woman Speaks. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

Rhonesha Steele was visibly in a great deal of pain as her partner, Francesca Christian, gently moved her broken, bruised leg onto a small stack of pillows.

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#1 Aug 21, 2007
Let's all give thanks to this heroic woman who reacted quickly without hesitation. Let's also wait for the PD to finish their investigation.

Chestnut Mountain, GA

#2 Aug 21, 2007
Let's just hope that they give this investigation their COMPLETE attention.
Law Patrol

Atlanta, GA

#3 Aug 21, 2007
Alan wrote:
Let's all give thanks to this heroic woman who reacted quickly without hesitation. Let's also wait for the PD to finish their investigation.
Good Morning Alan,
I, too wish Ms Steele a speedy and full recovery. Her actions are to be
applauded. I hope the investigation goes smoothly and satisfactorily for all concerned.

Atlanta, GA

#4 Aug 21, 2007
I surely hope that the police do a THOROUGH investigation and if there are charges warranted, that they follow through with due process. I have a friend that was rear-ended on the interstate a few years ago, knocked into a coma, and the lady driving the SUV that hit his sedan was never charged with ANYTHING!

Mableton, GA

#11 Aug 21, 2007
I am thankful there are still people like this woman in the world. She is a hero! I hope they get to the bottom of the reason this happened. I have known people who would not report the seizures and drive anyway.
It will be difficult to pinpoint anything if he has not been seeing his Doctor each time he has a seizure.

Live Oak, FL

#17 Aug 21, 2007

Atlanta, GA

#18 Aug 21, 2007
Why can't we just say thank you God for this heroic lady that would put her own life on the line for others. Why do you have to bring the negative into it and place blame. Why do we have to know about the investigation. I just want to say thank you to the hero for saving lives. We all should be so lucky to have her or anyone like her in our own community.

Cincinnati, OH

#19 Aug 21, 2007
GoVick wrote:
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You are sick. You dont know her situation and she never asked for money she just wants 2 know what the hell happened 2 cause her pain. Get the facts straight before you comment.
Oh yeah. She'll be asking for money. Why do you think she's in such a hurry to get the facts? She wants to see who she can sue.

If this guy was driving legally and this seizure was something that came on suddenly, then it needs to be an insurance issue to cover medical and work time lost and leave it at that.

If he shouldn't have been behind the wheel, and knew it, he should be going to jail for a while for endangering the public safety. Then, she's got a valid suit on her hands.
AN Epileptic

Boston, MA

#22 Aug 21, 2007
Folks, first I want to just thank God that everyone survived the accident and that the doctors were able to take care of the woman. However, I suffer from epilepsy and just want you to understand one thing: it sucks. Not being able to drive, ESPECIALLY in Atlanta, is a huge hinderance. That's the main reason I left my hometown of 24 years. One is just too limited by the lack of public transportation. The man, if he suffers from epilepsy, knows this. Now, if he chose to put his wants in place of the safety of others, than by all means he should be charged. But knowing how long the wait is after a seizure till one can drive again, I would hope all that comes out of this is that a man who was on medication and had waited the SIX months (it's only a year if the doctor says so, LEGALLY it's six months) before he could drive again had a breakout seizure, accidently hurt a woman, feels an incredible amount of remorse for the incident but not guilt because he didn't have control of his actions, and the woman and her family find peace and comfort in the knowledge that things could have been much worse, but weren't.

Santa Clara, CA

#24 Aug 27, 2007
I thank the Lord every person came out of this accident safe. Safe doesn't mean they are ok. This young lady is only 28 years old and because a 46 year old man (knowing he has seizures) decides he doesn't want to take public transportation or he just had things to do; got behind the wheel, jumped a curve and hit her while she was with a friend walking children home from school. I think the children will see this over and over again for years. The person with her is probably imagining over and over what could have happened if she wouldn't have pushed them out of the way.
This very heroic young lady (Rhonesha Steele) will have to see this for the rest of her life. This could cause mental issues with all of them. Was the man trying to hit one of them purposely? If so, why? Was this one of those careless acts that happen often in America like DUI or DWI's.
I pray this doesn't get past off as something that happened "one day" because for those involved, this particular "One Day" will be with them forever.

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