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Negligence Alleged in Lawsuit against City in Teen’s Death

In November 2009, a student was killed crossing the dangerous Luten Avenue outside Tottenville High School in Staten Island, New York, reports Following the death of the straight-A student, the city installed traffic lights, concrete medians, and other safety devices along the street.

Her mother has filed a wrongful death suit against the NYDOT and the city alleging they failed to have the proper protection in place prior to her daughter’s death despite requests by public officials and the school’s principal for traffic signals.  The senior high school student was crossing the street around 11:30 a.m. when a Nissan, which had stopped to allow her to cross, was rear-ended by another car, pushing it into the victim and pinning her under the rear-tire.

The victim underwent emergency surgery at Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze, but died six days later.  Her mother contends her daughter did not receive proper medical treatment at the scene of the accident which resulted in her death.  She has included the city Fire Department and the Emergency Medical Services, along with the drivers and owners of the two cars in her lawsuit.

The Scranton, Pennsylvania attorneys of Munley Law have years of experience representing the survivors of wrongful death victims.   For a free consultation of your legal claim throughout the state of Pennsylvania, please submit an online form or call us.

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