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The SCOOTER Store Donates Scooter to Hit-and-Run Accident Victim
Date:6/1/2010

LOS ANGELES, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- One minute Annabelle Ward and her young daughter were crossing a street while walking their two dogs. The next, they had shattered legs and pelvises and one of their dogs was dead. A speeding car had struck them all with a horrifying impact, leaving them to put the pieces of their lives back together.

In the nearly two years since the accident, Ward has lost her mobility, job, car and home. Although Ward's daughter is almost completely recovered, Ward still suffers. She is confined to a wheelchair, while some bones in her left leg are still healing. She can't afford the medical procedures she needs to regain her ability to walk again.  

At the time of the accident, KROQ movie reviewer Ralph Garman and his wife were dining at a sidewalk cafe and were witnesses. Garman went on air with the story, interviewing the investigating officer and tried to help identify and capture the hit-and-run driver. He's also asked the local community to pitch in and help the Ward family.

Darren Troilo, a marketing analyst at The SCOOTER Store's world headquarters in New Braunfels, Texas, heard the broadcast on his favorite show from his hometown and had to do something. On Friday, The SCOOTER Store provided Ward with a four-wheel Go-Go Elite Traveler Plus scooter at her home in Valley Village. On hand from The SCOOTER Store's Los Angeles operations was Distribution Center Manager Jason Moore to make the presentation. The scooter was donated under The SCOOTER Store Gift of Mobility program, which provides mobility equipment and assistan
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