THROUGH HER tears on Sunday, Louise Hartman spoke about the man who left her with severe head trauma when his vehicle struck hers while he was driving high on heroin in 2007.
Hartman's tears were not born out of anger or bitterness, but out of sadness. She had long ago forgiven Garrett Reid for the accident that could have killed them both on Jan. 30, 2007, but she couldn't get over the news yesterday of his untimely death.
"I never held any animosity toward him. I felt sorry for him," Hartman, 61, said from her home in Mount Carmel, Pa., about 90 miles northwest of Philly. "That's in the past, but I do feel this is a terrible tragedy. It's just an awful, awful tragedy to have someone so young lose their life."