This past Thursday, a Bronx court ruled that the MTA must pay nearly $1 million dollars for the death of 51 year old Rachel Levy who was struck & dragged by a bus in 2006 while standing at a stop on the Henry Hudson Parkway in Rivderdale. Pedro Oliveira Jr. of the New York Post has more:
The MTA will fork over nearly $1 million to the military family of a 51-year-old Bronx woman who was mowed down by a city bus, a jury decided unanimously yesterday.
Rachel Levy, 51, was struck and dragged in 2006 while standing near a bus stop on the Henry Hudson Parkway in Riverdale.
The driver, Vincent Brady — who passed a Breathalyzer test — drove her over but never stopped, court records show.
Detectives tracked down his bus hours later while examining vehicles at a Manhattan depot.
They found Levy’s blood under Brady’s bus, but police later cleared him of the woman’s death after he told them none of the roughly 20 passengers aboard his bus realized it had struck someone.
Levy’s distraught family — daughter Miriam, an Army veteran, and the victim’s elderly mother, Hadassah Levy — sued in Bronx Supreme Court.
“This has been a long, grueling fight for the MTA to take responsibility for my sweet mother’s death,” Miriam Levy, who will receive a part of the $950,000 sum, told The Post.
“We are grateful to the jurors and our lawyers for bringing justice into our home and hearts.”
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My condolences go out to Rachel Levy as no amount of money will bring her back. Hopefully her loved ones make good use of it to the best of their ability.
xoxo Transit Blogger