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Join Team Stop Underrides!

Join Team Stop Underrides!

The Stop Underrides! Bill was co-lead and introduced 12/12/2017 by Senator Gillibrand and Senator Rubio in a bipartisan effort to stem the tide of truck underride fatalities. It’s not a new problem! For more than fifty years, vulnerable road users (VRU’s), motorcyclists and vehicle passengers have been crushed and killed when they get trapped under a trailer. It happened to my daughter, to the Karth daughters and  countless other souls. Underride can happen to anyone…at anytime…in any place. How can…

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Love Never Ends

Love Never Ends

Today I’ve been reflecting on my beloved late husband Sam. He was an amazing man – I loved everything about him. Sam was kind, caring, funny, personable, sweet, intelligent, honest, sincere and so much more. I always referred to Sam as goodness – because he embodied everything good. Sam never met Roya – I married him years after Roya’s truck underride crash. Sam was a huge part of helping me move forward and heal after the horrific loss of my…

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Living With Grief

Living With Grief

How do you ever get over the death of your child? You don’t! Sadness and loss are constant companions. I’m so grateful to God for the glorious memories I have of my precious daughter.  Roya was beautiful, kind and so intelligent. Today, I’ve been reflecting on her sense of humor. She had a quick wit . . . laughter came frequently and so easy for Roya. I love thinking about her. . . remembering how special she was to me,…

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Side Underride Crashes Kill 200 People a Year. Will Congress Act?

Side Underride Crashes Kill 200 People a Year. Will Congress Act?

A news story that includes an interview with Lois Durso about her daughter’s tragic death: It’s one of the most devastating traffic accidents: A car slams into the side of a tractor-trailer and crashes underneath, where many of its safety features are rendered worthless. The top of the vehicle may be sheared off; in many cases, the occupants are decapitated. Side Underride Crashes Kill 200 People a Year. Will Congress Act?

Moms Who Lost Daughters In Truck Underride Collisions Push for Greater Safety

Moms Who Lost Daughters In Truck Underride Collisions Push for Greater Safety

A news story about Lois Durso’s quest for safer trucks: Marianne Karth and Lois Durso are two mothers on a mission to prevent truck underride collisions. Underride crashes — when a car collides with a truck and gets lodged underneath — are among the most fatal types of accidents on the road. A vehicle’s passenger compartment is often crushed or ripped off. Read the whole thing: Moms Who Lost Daughters In Truck Underride Collisions Push for Greater Safety