Four people killed at a bus stop were remembered Thursday at a vigil in Las Vegas. The crash also injured seven others and police say a drunk driver was responsible. One survivor said she wanted to attend the vigil but it's just too painful.
Zakiya Corner considers herself lucky to survive the bus stop crash at Spring Mountain and Decatur. She was at the bus stop a week ago heading for her third day at work as a customer service agent at AGR. She's only lived in Las Vegas for three weeks and used the bus to get around.
"I was literally at the bus stop for a minute," said Corner. "Something told me to get up and see if the bus was coming. I got up to see if the bus was coming and saw a swerving car. My first thought was to run and get out of the way."
She then blacked out and woke up in a huge pool of blood, with a rock lodged in the back of her head.
"When they put me in the paramedics," Corner said, "I told them please don't let me die. I have two kids to live for."
Corner suffered bleeding in her brain, head trauma, bruises all over and a shattered knee. She had to get staples in her head and now uses a neck brace and crutches. However, she said these injuries don't compare to the hurt she feels knowing she couldn't save any others.
"I didn't warn anyone else," said Corner. "I just took off running and tried to get myself to safety without telling anyone. I know that's just human instinct. That's what I feel the worst about."
While Corner struggles to understand why she survived and four others didn't, she said it's too soon for her to forgive the driver.
"I don't want to say I don't forgive him because I know people make mistakes," said Corner. "I feel just right now he should take this opportunity to do something better for the victims. Don't just sit in jail and feel sorry for yourself. Try to at least become an advocate for this and make something positive out of it."
Corner relies on pain medication to sleep and it will take months for her body to heal. She said she doesn't plan to ride the bus again because she's too scared to go anywhere near a bus stop.
The driver Gary Hosey is facing four counts of felony DUI. He's expected to make his second court appearance Friday morning.
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