A coworker and friend of the woman hit by a drunk driver on Lake Washington Boulevard Saturday have created a campaign website to help raise funds for Rosalind Hall.
Known as “Roz” to her friends, the 53-year-old Renton woman was out for a morning walk when she was as he drove home from a late night out at a nearby friend’s house at about 8:45 a.m. .
Paul and Wendy Goff of Issaquah helped identify Roz, who did not have any identification with her, following news reports of the accident and unnamed victim.
The couple had just retuned from a road trip when they turned on the evening news and saw the report, Wendy wrote in an email to Patch. Paul has worked with Roz at Everbank for the last five years and immediately pieced together the identifying information.
After trying Hall’s cell phone and receiving no answer, the couple called a manager at Everbank, King 5 News and the Renton Police Department.
The accident hit home, especially for Wendy, whose father was injured in an accident nearly 15 years ago that left him a quadriplegic. She was able to raise money to help cover medical bills through donations and thought the couple may be able to hold a similar drive to help Hall.
“While we are being told that Roz has no head or spinal injuries (thank you, God!!), we are concerned about her broken bones, not being able to speak, and only being able to move one of her pinkies,” she wrote in an email to friends. “Roz in an underwriter and only gets paid for the files she processes - she will be in the hospital for at least 3 months. I started a donation page on behalf of her family to help with any expenses insurance may not cover, but mostly to cover her rent (can you imagine not having a place to go to when you get out of the hospital?). I'm not asking for donations (truly, we have already raised quite a bit in the last hour), but mostly for your prayers for someone you have never met and will most likely never meet.”
Hall has one adult son, named Alex and two grandchildren, according to the couple. She remains at Harboview Medical Center in stable condition with both legs broken, both arms and wrists broken, cracked ribs, and multiple cuts scrapes and buises.
According to a statement made in Bakken's charging documents by Hall's son, Alex Stratton, she will remain in the ICU for at least a week before requiring two or three months of rehabilitation.
Donations and well-wishes for Rosalind "Roz" Hall may be made at the following website: http://www.indiegogo.com/help-roz