UConn Fire Truck Runs Over And Kills Student

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  1. Drew

    Drew Its a post, about nothing!

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    UConn Student Run Over, Killed by Campus Fire Vehicle

    A 19-year-old student at the University of Connecticut has been run over and killed by a vehicle for the campus fire department.

    A Connecticut State Police report says it happened around 1:15 a.m. Sunday after student Jeffny Pally was sitting against the bay door of the campus public safety complex in Storrs.

    The report says Pally, of West Hartford, was sitting on the ground with her back against the bay door when the fire department got an emergency call and opened the door.

    The report says she then fell back on the ground and the fire department vehicle ran over her.

    In a statement, UConn President Susan Herbst called it "a heartbreaking and tragic loss" and extended sympathy to Pally's family and friends.

    The university referred all questions to state police.
     
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    So this girl was sitting against the garage door to the fire department and it opened up and the truck hit her at 1 am responding to a call?

    I understand the putting the driver on administrative leave but this just sounds like a series of unfortunate events..... Would be awful if someone seeing she was unable to get back to her dorm put her there for someone to help her.
     
  4. JMick

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    For whatever reason, people pass out by there all the time. I called the police a few times because people were passed out next to the tree or right next to the driveway. I stopped calling the police because they would harass me and my friends asking why we let our "friend" get so drunk, we should be looking after them better, etc. meanwhile we didn't even know these people.
     
  5. CL82

    CL82 It's going to be ok - calm down and enjoy the ride

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    Very sad for all concerned, whatever the backstory. Rest in piece.
     
  6. Wise2

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    She was a very nice girl. She was friends with my son and had been to my house.... Just a horrible situation.
     
  7. Drew

    Drew Its a post, about nothing!

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    Vigil was held last week.

    As Tuesday night approached, Shiny Chemmarappally didn't think she'd have the strength to speak about her daughter.

    But then dusk came and the crowd assembled for the vigil, each member clutching a candle. The dozens of upturned faces steeled her resolve, and the words came steadily, if not easily.

    "There will be no greater pain than this in our lives," Chemmarappally said about the death of her daughter Jeffny Pally, killed Sunday in an accident involving a vehicle from UConn's fire department. "But I know we will get through this."

    Chemmarappally spoke of pain, but also of love, the "outpouring" of which, she said, she has felt since that tragic moment. It was no more evident than at that packed vigil, held on Fairfield Way at the Storrs campus.

    "We are so proud, even now," Chemmarappally said. "We are happy to see that she has had such an impact on your lives."

    At UConn Vigil, Student's Mother Speaks Of Pain, Great Love
     
  8. Drew

    Drew Its a post, about nothing!

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    Also this is interesting- false fire alarm led to student's death?

    UConn: Fire alarm that led to student's death was false

    University spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz said Wednesday the alarm that firefighters responded to was "unfounded."

    The school is reviewing what activated the alarm. Reitz says it wasn't a malfunction. She says the alarm was triggered automatically, not manually.



    The medical examiner's office says Pally's death was the result of blunt trauma to the head and torso and ruled an accident
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