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Edelman, Krasin & Jaye File Lawsuit Over West Side Terrorist Attack Last Halloween

justice engraved on a courthouseLawrence Krasin of Edelman, Krasin & Jaye has taken on the case of the bus matron who was severely injured when the special-needs vehicle she was driving was hit by an alleged terrorist last Halloween, near the West Side highway in New York City. Mr. Krasin was quoted in the New York Post recently regarding the Halloween Bike Path Attack.

Bus Matron Requires Major Surgery After West Side Terrorist Attack

The matron, Marierose Charles, has undergone surgery for broken right ribs, injuries to the lumbar spine, a collapsed lung, and a damaged right shoulder, Mr. Krasin told the Post.

Ms. Charles was driving a vehicle with two special-needs students in it when the alleged terrorist, Sayfullo Saipov, crashed into them at West and Chambers streets in lower Manhattan.

Saipov, a native of Uzbek, is alleged to have driven a rented Home Depot truck along the bike path adjacent to the West Side Highway for almost a mile before hitting the vehicle Ms. Charles was driving. He mowed down pedestrians along the way, killing 8 people.

Families of 7 of the people killed in the incident have already brought suits against the city.

The impact on Ms. Charles’s vehicle threw her on top on the students.

City at Fault, Terror Attack Lawsuit Claims

Ms. Charles’s suit, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court suit, notes that the city had not put up barricades that would have prevented vehicles from entering the bike lane.

The city began placing concrete barriers at the intersections in the bike path the day after the attack. There are more than 48 such intersections along the West Side Highway. These type of barricades will make such attacks impossible.

Call Edelman, Krasin & Jaye for Justice

The Halloween terrorist attack was an horrific incident, killing and wounding innocent pedestrians and motorists alike. Yet every vehicle and pedestrian accident is horrific to the people involved, causing injuries and deaths that often could easily have been prevented.

Edelman, Krasin & Jaye are highly experienced attorneys who will fight for justice if you or a loved one have been injured or killed in an accident.

Our initial consultation is free; we will discuss your case and what the next steps could be. Call 1-800-469-7429 for a free consultation with an experienced Long Island and New York City personal injury lawyer today.

Additional Resources:

  1. Marsh, Julia. “Bus matron hurt in NYC terror attack sues over injuries.” New York Post. August 9, 2018. https://nypost.com/2018/08/09/bus-matron-hurt-in-nyc-terror-attack-sues-over-injuries/
  2. Moore, Tina, Larry Celona, and Danika Fears. “8 killed as truck plows into pedestrians in downtown NYC terror attack.” New York Post. October 31, 2017. https://nypost.com/2017/10/31/8-killed-truck-pedestrians-downtown-nyc-terror-attack/