‘Hey, You Just Hit This Lady’: Family of Houston Woman Dragged 20 Feet to Her Death By Garbage Truck Seeks Answers Through Lawsuit; Witness Had to Flag Down Driver

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The family of 27-year-old Bre’Ana Powell of Houston is still coping with their new reality. Their loved one is no longer here after being hit by a garbage truck.“Primarily they just want answers,” Muhammad Aziz, Powell’s family hired attorney said. “Mom’s been in a state of shock, she just can’t believe Bre’Ana has passed away,” he continued.Aziz is representing Bre’Ana Powell’s family in their million-dollar wrongful death lawsuit against Republic Waste Services of Texas. Powell was hit and killed by one of the company’s garbage trucks on the morning of Oct. 8, and lingering questions persist nearly two months after the fatal accident. “Bright yellow reflective vest that she would wear at work is also what she would wear while bicycling her way to the apartment,” Aziz said.Powell worked at Houston’s Hobby Airport as part of the ground crew, guiding airplanes on the tarmac. The morning of the incident, she was riding her bicycle home around 6:35 in the morning while leaving her overnight shift. According to the lawsuit, Powell was riding northbound on the sidewalk of Broadway Street, about four blocks away from Hobby airport. As Powell neared the intersection of Broadway and Moreley Street, a four-lane intersection, a...

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