SAN DIEGO — The woman who was run over by a car at last year’s Comic-Con Zombie Walk has spoken out for the first time since the incident.
“Really a life-altering event for me,” said the Banker’s Hill woman who was one of dozens that took part in the walk in downtown San Diego.
“I had planned to go down and take photos of the zombies because I’m a photographer,” said Campbell, who was part of a crowd on 2nd and Island avenues when a driver tried to make its way through.
Cell phone video shows the driver in a black sedan plowing through a crowd, hitting several people and running over Campbell, who came out with an injured arm and leg.
Now, nearly a year after the incident, she’s taking legal action against the driver, Michael Pocci, who has already been charged by the District Attorney’s office for reckless driving.
She’s also going after the city and organizers of the Zombie Walk, which saw people spill over from the sidewalk into the streets with vehicle traffic.
“It didn’t seem too well handled as far as traffic control,” said Campbell, sitting across from her attorney, John McGuire.
The driver, who’s deaf, had a woman and a child riding with him and claims people in the crowd started beating his vehicle. The video shows two men sitting on his car.
Pocci said he feared for his life, which caused him to try to drive away.