Friends and family of Theresa Drobish, who went by Terri to those close to her, are still reeling from her untimely death in late September. Drobish was walking with her young son Alexander on the southbound sidewalk of Roosevelt Boulevard near Strahle Street when she was struck by a Toyota Camry that had been forced off the road by a Ryder truck, which drove off after the accident and never stopped.
“It’s such a tragedy,” said Tina Burke, Drobish’s instructor and adviser at the Omega Institute in New Jersey. “Terri always had a smile on her face and overcame many obstacles to get to where she was. She was an excellent student, always going above and beyond.”
Drobish had finished her schooling to become a surgical technologist and had just completed her externship at Wills Eye Surgery, which is right across the street from where the accident occurred. She had been enjoying the sunny weather with her son earlier that day at Pennypack Park before heading to her workplace for her last evaluation. As she was walking down the sidewalk, everything changed. continue reading »