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Fundraiser tonight for woman abandoned by driver in motorcycle crash

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Aug. 15, 2012 at 5:24 am |
August 15, 2012 12:10 am

A fundraiser will be held tonight to raise money for a 22-year-old Puyallup woman who remains unconscious after being thrown from the back of a motorcycle and abandoned by the driver.

The event will last from 6-8:30 p.m. at Tiffany’s Skate Inn, 1113 North Meridian, Puyallup.

Proceeds will help Jessica Anderson’s family pay medical bills. Just over $7,000 has already been raised online. A car wash is planned later this week, though details were not immediately available.

Anderson was thrown from the motorcycle July 26 after the driver crashed in the 1900 block of Marine View Drive in Tacoma. Although she was wearing a helmet, Anderson suffered two brain hemorrhages, a broken right leg and fractures in her right femur, chest cavity and right rib.

The driver, 26-year-old Philip Mack, has been charged with vehicular assault and felony hit-and-run. Prosecutors say Mack, who lived next door to Anderson’s family, checked on her briefly before fleeing the scene.

Donate or read the blog updating Anderson’s condition at http://www.gofundme.com/ydowc#description.

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