Monday, March 18, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
NORCROSS -- The girlfriend and sister of a man seriously injured last week when a train crashed into a truck he was driving are setting up a bank account to help support his three children in Orlando.
Lorenzo Wilkerson, 40, of Riverdale was in a medically induced coma on Monday afternoon and scheduled for a third surgery on Tuesday. Wilkerson was behind the wheel of an Ford F-150 on March 12 when his boss, Tony Lungaro, of Sunshine Waterproofing and Foundation Repair tried to dislodge the truck from the tracks, Wilkerson's girlfriend said.
Before a train arrived, the truck collided with a van on the tracks. Lungaro died at the scene.
Algeria Price said she would open a "Lorenzo Wilkerson" account on Tuesday at Chase Bank to support Wilkerson's three children who are 13, 10 and 9 years old.
"Right now he's stable, he's not responsive," Price said on Monday afternoon. "It's a miracle he's doing as well as he is."
Price said Wilkerson suffered two broken legs, a broken left hip and pelvis, along with damage to his colon. The good news is internal bleeding has stopped, she said.
The wreck happened just before 5 p.m. on the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks at Buford Highway and Amwiler Road in southwest Gwinnett.
Price said Lungaro and Wilkerson were the two main employees who work for the business.
Price said Wilkerson's family is grateful for his recovery, and thankful for two employees of Humphrey's Construction who tried to help Wilkerson out of the truck, and have called Gwinnett Medical Center to check on his condition.