Deaf News This Week: Deaf Woman Killed Crossing Highway in Louisiana


Screenshot of NBC Newscast on Gloria Anderson’s GoFundMe, via KTVE

Gloria Anderson (38), a deaf mother, has died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the road in Monroe, Louisiana. Anderson was crossing U.S. Highway 165 at night with her 9-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son when an SUV struck the woman. The SUV, driven by a 37-year-old male, was operating without it’s lights on at the time of the accident. “She said her mom did not see the car coming because you know Gloria was deaf. The car didn’t have their lights on so by the time she looked up it was too late. Gloria actually pushed the stroller and her out of the way and the impact killed her,” said friend of victim Tracie Greely.  “It was devastation. There was a lot of confusion. There was a lot of hurt. Gloria was a great person and the only thing I could ask was why her.” 

Luckily, both children have survived the incident. 

A GoFundMe has been made to help with funeral costs. Click HERE if you wish to give a donation. 




Information for this article was obtained via The Daily Moth and KTVE News.