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Local Woman Urges Congress To Get Hazardous Debris Off Roads

Posted July 12, 2004 9:27 a.m. EDT

— Advocates for highway and auto safety are urging Congress to speed up a bill to curb deadly accidents. Among other things, the group wants lawmakers to get hazardous debris off the roads.

The mother of a local woman who died trying to avoid hazardous debris testified at Monday's hearing, as did a friend of the woman.

In March, 22-year-old Lauren Braddy died on Interstate 95 in Central Florida. She swerved to avoid a scrap of tire tread in the road.

The car flipped, killing her, a friend, and injuring two others.