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Queens Closet Owner Provides Update On Crash Victims, Thanks Those Who Helped At Scene

Owner Sandra Alonzo says she's grateful the incident - which occurred last week when a driver crashed through the Lakewood store - wasn't worse.

Here's an update on last week's crash at Queens Closet, when five people were sent to area hospitals after a man drove into the Lakewood store.

Owner Sandra Alonzo told Lakewood-JBLM Patch that all but one person has been released from the hospital. One of the victims remains in stable condition at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Tacoma, she said.

She also wanted to thank many of the first responders and volunteers who acted quickly after the crash:

Thanks to all the firefighters, police and ambulance/paramedics.  Special thanks to the manager and staff of neighboring business  Underwater Sports, who were on the scene immediately, helping my husband to provide first aid to (the) injured until others arrived and then took over.

We are so grateful, and thank God it wasn't worse and there was no loss of life.

Authorities have not given an update on the elderly driver of the vehicle that crashed into the store.

Tasha Williams February 08, 2013 at 06:00 AM
The Alonzo's eldest son is a good friend of mine. Although my friends and I are also are glad that no lives were lost, we are saddened at this incident even happened at all. To show our love and support for the Alonzo family we are putting together a fundraising event next Friday, the 15th of February, at the former South Park Community Center. We would love it if Brent Champaco, or one of the other Lakewood-JBLM Patch contributors could 1) help spread the word, and 2) join us. Here is a link with more information about this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/264019513729500/
Brent Champaco February 08, 2013 at 03:53 PM
You know I'm all over this one, Tasha! Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention. I'll having something up as soon as I can.
Brent Champaco February 08, 2013 at 07:06 PM
Tasha - I posted something here: http://lakewood-jblm.patch.com/articles/friends-to-hold-zumba-fundraiser-for-family-injured-in-queen-s-closet-crash If you could post some pictures of Ray directly to the story, that would be great.

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