R-I-P: Ride In Peace
May 19, 2009

Leigh Boone’s memory continues to endure  weeks  after the beloved cyclist died  from injuries she suffered when hit by a Houston Fire Department Ladder Truck.


I spotted this bittersweet  tribute to Leigh near the intersection of the crash.   Along with the bicycle and the cross, many of Leigh’s friends and family members wrote messages in her memory. 


Houston FireFighters Wear Pink to Honor Victim
April 20, 2009


Off duty and retired firefighters are honoring the memory of Leigh Boone.


Boone was the 29 year old bicyclist who was crushed when a department ladder truck and pumper engine were  rushing  to the scene of what they believed was an emergency call.

Boone’s funeral was held Monday  afternoon at St. Martins Episcopal Church.  It was a service filled with both humor and heartache.

The firefighters are here on their own time to escort her casket and to form an honor wall around the casket.

They are also wearing pink ribbons over their badges in honor of Leigh. 

Friends say that Leigh loved the movie “Pretty in Pink” and that her favorite color was pink.

 After the service, a fire department bagpiper played as Leigh’s casket was carried out of the church one final  time. 

Meanwhile, I spoke with Houston attorney Jim Perdue who told me he as been retained by the Boone family. 

Purdue says no decision has been made about filing a lawsuit, he is simply helping the family stay on top of the crash investigations  being conducted by both the Harris County District Attorney’s office and the Houston Fire Department.

Remembering Leigh Boone
April 13, 2009


Family and friends of   bicyclist Leigh Boone   said they did not want to talk about the crash that claimed her life, or the results of the Houston Police Department accident report. 

(On March 30, 2009, Leigh was crush beneath a Houston Fire Department ladder truck when it collided with an HFD pumper engine as they raced to what they believed was an emergency.  Houston Police say the ladder truck driver failed to use due caution when entering the intersection.)

They just wanted to honor her life and  mourn her death,  as they gathered at her favorite hangout Monday evening.

It was originally  planned as a fundraiser to help with Leigh’s medical expenses.  

Leigh’s loved one’s are still raising money to  help defray funeral costs and promote some of her favorite causes.

To help out, you can log on to http://lovingleigh.chipin.com/lovingleigh