Long Island City, Queens, NY – 2-Year-Old Boy Struck by Hit-and-Run Cab while Walking with Grandmother
Long Island City, Queens, NY (April 26, 2019) – According to authorities, a two-year-old boy was walking across the street with his grandmother when he was sadly struck by a taxi cab that fled the scene on Wednesday morning, April 24th. This seriously injurious accident was reported to have taken place around 10:40 a.m.
Police were quickly called to the scene at the intersection of 28th Street and Queens Plaza, where 20-year-old Ramanpreet Singh struck the toddler while driving a 2010 Ford Escape. Singh was reported to have hit the child, identified as Mason Castillo, and then fled the area. Police and emergency medical crews were on the scene shortly after the accident.
Castillo was promptly transported to New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center to be treated for a broken hip, broken leg, and fractured skull. Singh was arrested at his home in Queens on Friday after police linked his cab to the incident.
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Our most genuinely sincere sympathies are wholeheartedly extended to Mason Castillo and his loved ones, first and foremost. We maintain our highest hopes for his full recovery at this time. Pedestrian accidents in New York are commonly injurious or fatal, especially when the victim is a small child. Although it can be terribly difficult, it is important for victims and their loved ones to know that they may have substantial rights in terms of recovering compensation.
Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have committed their lives to those who have suffered due to the actions of a careless or otherwise negligent party. We understand that there is nearly nothing as challenging as dealing with the sudden injury of a child, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a New York pedestrian accident due to a negligent or blatantly criminal driver, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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