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A Life Well Lived: Lisa Styles, mother, lawyer and far too young.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | July 3, 2010

No. 465

The community where I live, Mt. Lebanon, near Pittsburgh, mourns the death this week of Lisa Styles.  She was struck by an SUV driven by an alleged intoxicated and speeding driver who reportedly failed to observe the stop sign. The tragedy could have been much greater.  She was jogging with two of her young children in a stroller, which was toppled over by the accident into busy Washington Road.  The children, thank God, were not seriously injured.

Mt. Lebanon resident and  lawyer Bill Labovitz posted on line an article on the vigil conducted at the fatal intersection last night as well as her obituary. They tell a story that brings the full force of this calamity down upon us.  They make me feel angry. And yet, when I think that my own daughter, married and living in another city, is only a little younger than Lisa, it makes me feel blessed and grateful for what I have. We must savor and treasure the gifts we have while we have them.  The fact that the people we love can be snatched away in a moment is what makes having them with us so precious.



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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