Grandmother buried after holding on for five weeks after hit-and-run
Published Friday, July 27, 2012 7:03PM EDT
MONTREAL—Rita Boni was buried on Friday. In mid-June, the 77-year-old grandmother was leaving Marche Bonanza in St-Leonard with her husband when she was badly injured in a hit-and-run.
Boni held on for five weeks, but finally succumb to her wounds on Monday.
On Friday, her husband, Lino Lucarelli, was still nursing serious injuries from the accident. With a badly bruised leg, a broken rib and a broken heart after burying the woman he loves.
“My dad’s not doing too great,” said Danny Lucarelli, the couple’s son. “He’s really upset and he’s still hurting from the accident.”
Boni was putting groceries in her trunk in June when a car rammed into her and her husband.
“She got hit full on, under the car and really badly hurt,” said Danny.
According to the Montreal police, Marua Triassi was driving the vehicle that struck Boni. Witnesses took a photo of her license plate and Triassi is now facing 13 criminal charges, including one count of dangerous driving. In the same incident where she hit Boni, Triassi also hit eight vehicles and three other people.
“She was in good health, she had good friends, everything was fine,” said Danny, who added that his family was more sad than they were angry. “This was a big tragedy for us and justice will run its course.”
Triassi will be in court on Aug. 9, she could face an additional charge of driving causing death.
As for Lino, he just wished he could have spent more of his golden years with his wife.