Hundreds attend vigil one week after deadly motorcycle wreck

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by Dan Neligh

azfamily.com

Posted on April 1, 2010 at 9:38 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 1 at 11:32 PM

PHOENIX -- Hundreds attended a candlelight vigil on Thursday night held to honor the victims of last week's accident, in which four people were killed and several others were injured when a truck smashed into a group of motorcyclists waiting at a stop light.

Cianna Harmen's father, Phoenix Fire Captain Ernie Lizarraga, is currently recovering in the hospital.

"It just makes us so happy to know that all of these people are out here," Harmen said, later adding, "I'm sure when he wakes up, he's just going to be so surprised to see all of these people and all of the support we've had."

Jason Anania survived the crash as well, and said he was also impressed by the support he's seen.

"I'm awestruck every day at how people have bonded together," he said.

Although Anania said he continues to heal physically, he said he is still dealing with the emotional trauma.

"To say that I'm dealing with survivor's guilt is a gross understatement," he said.

While Lizarraga remains in serious condition, his daughter said she was confident in his recovery.

"He's going to get through it," Harmen said. "It's just going to be a long road. And we're ready for that."

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