Hit by an SUV while crossing Via del Teatro di Marcello, in the heart of the capital, between the Capitoline Hill and the Circus Maximus. She dies instantly, her husband Roberto Manzoni is not in danger of dying
Fatal accident in the center of Rome, in via del Teatro di Marcello, between the Campidoglio and the Circus Maximus: a tourist from Monza, Laura Pessina, 58, died Tuesday at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome after being hit by a car on Monday – a sand-colored Mercedes – at pedestrian crossings. He had just gotten off the tourist bus that had taken some pilgrims to the capital to attend the Pope’s Angelus.
Her husband Roberto Manzoni is hospitalized in serious condition
According to an initial reconstruction, the woman, native of Brugherio (Monza) and hairdresser, first with a shop and then at home (she was also very active in the town’s theater company, to which she helped with hair and makeup before each performance), she was in the company of her husband, Roberto Manzoni, and his ninety-year-old mother-in-law, who were unharmed. They had arrived in the capital to spend a few days of vacation, and attend the Angelus. A birthday gift for the elderly mother-in-law who had long expressed the desire to hear the words of Pope Francis. Laura would have been hit by a truck driven by a 78 year old man: The driver allegedly ran over the woman in an attempt to overtake the car in front of him, which had stopped near the intersection. The perpetrator of the incident is investigated for vehicular homicide by deputy prosecutor Giuseppe Cascini. After hitting the couple, the man stopped to provide assistance and then the traffic police arrived at the scene. The victim died instantly, while the husband, in non-serious condition, was transferred with private ambulance at the family home in Brigherio, after a brief hospitalization at the Santo Spirito hospital. Following the evolution of the clinical picture are the relatives from Brugherio, province of Monza, on vacation in Rome with the couple.
The memory of her friends: «Calm and happy. She sang in the choir”
Great pain in the community of Brugherio over the death of Laura, a well-known hairdresser in the city of 35 thousand inhabitants, a satellite of nearby Monza where many go to work. Therefore, thererecalls Paola Bai, coordinator of the amateur theater company Ancorainsieme: «Laura was one of the voices of our choir, in addition to taking care of the actors’ hair and makeup before each performance. She never excessively styled her hair, unless the character required it. Just as she was: always sunny and cheerful, but never exaggerated. Calm and attentive. I have never seen him upset, as can happen during rehearsals.” He adds: «We are an exclusively female company: Laura and the others met when they were children in a women’s oratory run by nuns. We played together, she was always up for fun. In 1978 the company of our friendship was born, which stopped for a few years because each of us was busy with family commitments, but then was reborn in 2010. Laura, for example, in addition to her hairdressing activity, dedicated herself a lot. to his children, Alice and Fabio, both graduates. It is a great satisfaction to have seen your boys achieve important goals. She did not participate in the last performance due to commitments with her parents, but she guaranteed her contribution throughout the previous preparation phase of the show. We will miss you”.
Gabriele Sangineto, 21 years old, killed by a Toyota and a Doblò
It’s a boy 21 year old Italian, Gabriele Sanginetowas hit in the via Flaminia, in Rome, this morning of October 19 around 7. Local police officers from the Cassia group intervened at the scene and proceeded with the investigations. The 21-year-old was rescued and taken to the hospital with a code red, where died early in the afternoon. According to the first investigations, there are two vehicles involved, a Toyota and a Fiat Doblò, and both drivers stopped to provide assistance. The drivers of the vehicles involved were taken to Saint Philip Neri.
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October 19, 2023 (modified October 19, 2023 | 7:01 pm)