Oprah Winfrey’s Driver Ran Over Woman’s Foot
A Fan of Oprah Winfrey got to meet and take pictures with the star but in a very unconventional way.
As soon as Oprah got into the car, it pulled out from the curb, and a wheel went over my foot.
Lori Geller Bender was heading to the Miami Restaurant, Prime 112, on Saturday with her husband when Oprah's Escalade ran over her foot. Bender recalled the incident to pagesix saying, “We were crossing the street to arrive at the restaurant, and there were a lot of cameras. I could see a big crowd of security guards, and as soon as Oprah got into the car, it pulled out from the curb, and a wheel went over my foot. I was wearing heels, my toe was trapped under the wheel and I fell to the ground, hitting my coccyx and my head."
Bender went on to say that if the driver didn't reverse in time, the wheel would have completely crushed her ankle. Once the SUV stopped, Oprah rushed out of the car to Bender's aid. Oprah was extremely nice and concerned for Bender's foot, asking if she was ok and taking a look to make sure it wasn't broken. When Bender said she was alright, Oprah responded with, "Well that is worth a picture" and took a few photos. Bender stated in the interview that she was a huge fan of Oprah's and added, “It has always been on my bucket list to meet Oprah, but I could never have imagined it would be because her driver ran over my toe. Its a crazy story.”
Oprah had earlier dined at Prime 112 with best friend Gayle King, to celebrate the end of her “The Life You Want Weekend” in Miami.