A woman was struck by a patrol cruiser as she walked home one rainy night in April. She died soon after from her injuries. As she walked home in the rain, the 63-year-old office worker was hit by a police car at 10:41 p.m. on a Saturday night.
She was taken to the hospital, but it was already too late – she was pronounced dead at 11:25 p.m. She was almost home – just a few blocks away, when the accident occurred, likely caused in part by the stormy weather which had been prevalent during that time.
The officer, from the suffered some minor bruises to his knees and also went to the hospital, but was later released. When he hit the woman, he was on patrol. His identity has not been released by Nassau police, and the investigation is still ongoing.
It was almost the first night of Passover and the victim’s family had been looking forward to spending it with her. Instead, they are arranging for her memorial.
According to the victim’s son-in-law, the victim was a warm and friendly person who enjoyed having family and friends over for holidays. He told a New York Injury Lawyer she was “very friendly and sunny, and just a happy person, fun to be around.” She “loved to celebrate the holidays, hosting holiday celebrations. We were supposed to go to her house tomorrow night for the first seder,” he said.
There is no amount of money that can erase a tragedy or make up for a loss in a wrongful death incident, but that doesn’t mean justice should be abandoned in the face of grief or pain.
If you need an advocate, speak to Stephen Bilkis and Associates for advice and guidance. If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury incident, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries.