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Negligence Alleged in Lawsuit against City in Teen’s Death

Published February 17, 2011 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

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 DOT 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.

Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, has vast experience dealing with wrongful death cases. If you feel that you or a loved one has suffered due to wrongful death, call our firm at 800-825-5529 or visit our web site. There is no case-review cost.

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