An interview with Robert Bianchi, the family lawyer and spokesperson for Anna Semioli, a Montclair State University student who was left critically injured as a result of a hit-and-run earlier in the month, revealed this morning that she had made two calls to 911 before the incident in which she was injured occurred.
The Montclair State radio station, 90.3 WMSC, connected with Bianchi as part of their news talk show, “The Morning Buzz,” to ask about Semioli, a senior accounting major, and the circumstances surrounding the Oct. 9 hit-and-run that left her in a coma. Though the investigation surrounding Semioli’s case is still ongoing, Bianchi was able to provide information about an injury she received prior to the incident that would have made it difficult for her to walk long distances and even more unlikely for her to travel by foot, as her car was on campus at the time of the accident.
Bianchi also confirmed that there were two calls made to 911 from Semioli’s cell phone, just 30 minutes prior to the incident. This information has created more questions about what exactly happened to Semioli before she was struck in the hit-and-run, leaving her family still searching for answers.
In his interview with WMSC, Bianchi applauded the police along with university and news media for their cooperation and support during this time, but encouraged individuals to continue helping the Semioli family in their search for answers.
Bianchi informed listeners that they could assist the Semioli family by donating to the GoFundMe account created to aid the family in paying for Semioli’s medical bills. According to friends and family, Semioli does not have medical insurance.
Bianchi’s friends and family have also organized a fundraiser at Bergen Brick Oven in South Hackensack, N.J. to assist in paying her medical expenses. The event will take place on Oct. 28.
Bianchi ended his conversation with WMSC by urging anyone with information, regardless of how small or insignificant it may seem, to contact the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-837-7641.