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Woman Loses Arm In Wreck With Atlanta Police

Lisa Williams needs a $150,000 prosthetic arm

Maria Boynton
June 01, 2018 - 1:29 pm

The community will come together on Thursday, June 7, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.,  to help a woman who lost an arm in an accident with an Atlanta Police cruiser.

Lisa Williams says she was driving in the West End on February 21, when the APD vehicle ran a red light and T-boned her car.

The fundraiser will be held at the Shrine of the Black Madonna, located at 946 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, in Atlanta.

gofundme page has also been set up.

Williams says she never thought that driving down her street could result in the loss of her arm. Now, she says, "I am financially in distress while still trying to heal. I am praying for help to be able to regain some of my life back." Williams adds that the pain of losing her arm is only a part of the trauma. "I also lost my home, my ability to care for myself and my car."

Williams' attorney, Harold Spence, says they have been in contact with the City of Atlanta, but have received no assurances that Williams will be granted the requested $500,000.00. If they don't receive positive news soon, Spence says, they will file a lawsuit.

The half-a-million dollars, according to the lawyer, is the maximum allowed by law that the City of Atlanta can pay for such an injury.  Says Spence,"It's not fair, it's not just, but it's what the law allows, and the city of Atlanta should do that today."