Westchester, NY (May 11, 2019) – Police have identified the child struck in a pedestrian accident as a 9-year-old fourth-grader from the Graham Elementary School. The accident took place around 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
The vehicle that struck the child was driven by 27-year-old Janay Ruiz, of Connecticut. The accident took place when Ruiz struck the child while he was crossing South Columbus Avenue.
The boy was immediately transported to the Jacobi Medical Center for treatment. While there, he was tragically pronounced deceased.
Police confirmed that Ruiz remained at the scene of the accident and is not expected to face any charges. The accident has been deemed just that – an accident – and police continue to investigate at this time.
First and foremost, we would like to extend our genuine condolences to the family and friends of the child whose life was taken in this horrific accident, with the hopes that they will be able to find peace and comfort at this time. Pedestrian accidents, especially those involving children, can be some of the most difficult experiences of a family’s life, especially if the accident is believed to be preventable. However, pedestrian accidents take place in the blink of an eye.
At Hach & Rose, we believe that it is imperative that you have a wrongful death attorney on your side to walk you through the difficult process of obtaining compensation for unimaginable losses. There is nothing as tragic as losing a child and the emotional and financial losses that result, putting you in one of the most challenging positions of your life. We are here for you 24/7 to lend a helping hand when you need it most. Please contact us at 212-779-0057 for more information.
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