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Lucky woman buying lottery ticket narrowly escapes truck crash

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CHICAGO — Surveillance cameras captured amazing video of a woman who barely escaped with her life when a truck crashed into a grocery store in the Park Manor, Illinois, neighborhood Friday afternoon.

It happened at the Farmers Food Basket at 71st and Martin Luther King Drive.

Witnesses say a Ford pickup truck hit two other vehicles in the intersection, then careened into the front of the store.

The woman, who was buying lottery tickets from a vending machine near the site of impact, was pinned against a wall by the truck. Store employees and witnesses climbed over the machines to get to the woman.

"She was hysterical, pinned up against the wall by this truck," said Oliver Bonds, witness.

Somehow, the truck suffered only minor front-end damage and they were able to back it up and free the woman.

She was transferred to St. Bernard Hospital, though her injuries are not believed to be serious. On Friday night, she was transferred to Mt. Sinai for more tests.

"I just heard a lot of screeching coming out, and he went straight into the store. I heard a lady crying out, 'Help, help.' Her leg was pinned. I tried to help but we didn't want to make the situation any worse," said Al Zayyad, manager, Farmers Food Basket.

The woman wasn't the only one Lady Luck smiled on. The store manager also would have been right in the truck's path, but but he stepped away from his normal position a few minutes earlier to help a customer.

The store manager said only one woman was in the front of the store at the time of the crash, but four others, including the drivers of the other two vehicles, were also taken to area hospitals.

No one was injured seriously in the crash.

VIDEO: Watch the surveillance footage

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Posted: April 21, 2014, 11:24 am - IP Logged

Wow! She's really very fortunate!

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    mypiemaster's avatar - lib
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    Posted: April 21, 2014, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

    .........and the ticket she bought, was a jackpot winner. Now, that would have been a STORY!!!.

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      Posted: April 21, 2014, 12:06 pm - IP Logged

      Oh, wow that's crazy. She was very luck to only suffer minor injuries. Glad she is ok.

      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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        Posted: April 21, 2014, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

        Oh, wow that's crazy. She was very luck to only suffer minor injuries. Glad she is ok.

        Yeah, things could have been worse, wonder if she rethink vending machines near doors and windows.

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          Posted: April 21, 2014, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

          Holy crap. The description doesn't do the video justice. That was crazy.

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            Posted: April 21, 2014, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

            I wish you a rapid recovery, fellow lottery ticket buyer.  Stop

            Yet ANOTHER risk factor in playing the lottery/gambling.  Cheers.

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              Posted: April 21, 2014, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

              She is lucky that she heard the commotion and backed away from those machines. Very lucky lady indeed!

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                Posted: April 21, 2014, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

                HOW ABOUT ALL USA LOTTERIES SELLING LOTTERY TICKETS THROUGH THE INTERNET?

                YOU CAN USE ADVANCE PLAY. Advance play saves you time and money. It allows you to dream of winning a lottery jackpot someday, without you getting killed on your way to the store to play the lottery.

                "Play less often is the BEST strategy for playing the lottery! That includes playing so "less often" that you never play!  THAT is the very best strategy." By PDQ

                She should be buying her lottery tickets through the Internet. Illinois lottery sells lottery tickets through the Internet.

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                  Posted: April 21, 2014, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

                  Misleading title! Would have been cool if she took a scratch off to the hospital and won a jackpot. lol

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                    Posted: April 21, 2014, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

                    Misleading title! Would have been cool if she took a scratch off to the hospital and won a jackpot. lol

                    You have better chances of dying while playing the lottery than winning a lottery jackpot.LOL

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                      Posted: April 21, 2014, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

                      just wasn't her time I reckon ......

                       

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                        Posted: April 21, 2014, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

                        just wasn't her time I reckon ......

                         

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                        SHE WILL QUIT PLAYING THE LOTTERY WITH HER LIFE.

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                          Posted: April 21, 2014, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

                          SHE WILL QUIT PLAYING THE LOTTERY WITH HER LIFE.

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                            Posted: April 21, 2014, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

                            SHE WON LIFE LOTTERY JACKPOT.

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