A crowdsourcing fundraiser has been set up for a 74-year-old Pacifica woman who was hit by a car while walking across San Pedro Avenue last month.
Local resident Alice Dicroce set up a GoFundMe.com account to assist Leah Reitman, who suffered a fractured right pelvis, broken shoulder, broken leg, five fractured ribs and a concussion in the July 17 incident. She is in a rehabilitation facility in San Francisco where she is receiving daily physical therapy, Dicroce said.
Reitman will be there for at least several more days. She will need financial support and home health care after that, said Dicroce, adding Reitman wants to recuperate at her home in Linda Mar near the beach, Dicroce said
Reitman, a 40-year resident of Pacifica, spends her time caring for animals and pet sitting, said Dicroce. Her dog Stella was with her at the time of the accident. The dog wasn’t injured, according to Dicroce.
To help Reitman, go to http://gofund.me/d4d57ff8. The goal is $20,000 of which $11,500 had already been raised by Friday.
While not confirming that Reitman was the victim, Pacifica police say a suspect has been identified in a hit-and-run crash that day. While no arrest was made, Pacifica Police Capt. William Glasgo said police are sending the felony hit-and-run case to the district attorney’s office for appraisal.
— Jane Northrop