What a messed up way to die.
Mother Killed While Sunbathing
Can you imagine dying in front of your child?
According to The NY Daily News
In an instant, a beautiful day in the park gave way to tragedy.
A woman was run over and killed by a city worker while sunbathing in the grass alongside her baby at San Francisco’s Holly Park on Thursday.
Police identified the woman as Daly City resident Christine Svanemyr, 35, who had come to bask in the sun at the park with her infant child and dog. Witnesses said that a green Recreation and Parks pickup ran Svanemyr over at approximately 2:20 p.m. and fled the scene.
Svanemyr was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her baby, who is less than a year old, was not hurt and was reunited with family members, the Bay Area News Group reported.
The driver of the truck, Thomas Buroski, 57, was found sitting in his truck by police several blocks away and charged with suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit and run.
Buroski underwent drug and alcohol testing, the results of which have not yet been made public, and is being held at San Francisco County jail.
“I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim of a tragic accident that occurred at Holly Park this afternoon,” Phil Ginsburg, general manager for the department, said in a statement. “This is a devastating day for all.”
The savage hit and killed a mother in front of her child and ran…how cowardly. We’re glad to hear the baby lived and was reunited with family. Sad.