A heartbroken man spoke at the funeral of his wife last Tuesday. The love of his life was killed in a hit-and-run crash that happened earlier this week. He said kind words to the man who killed his wife, saying that he hoped Allah would forgive him. Over 1,000 people attended the emotional funeral in Queens.
The 58-year-old driver who allegedly hit the woman was captured on Tuesday and brought into police custody. However, the man was initially at large. He has since been charged with vehicular manslaughter, driving without a license, criminally negligent homicide, and fleeing an accident scene.
The 40-year-old woman died in the crash, which involved a speeding BMW that failed to stop at a stop sign last Sunday. The BMW slammed into the woman's Toyota Corolla, which also contained her 9-year-old daughter. As of last reports, the 9-year-old suffered non-life-threatening injuries, from which she was recovering.
During her funeral services on Tuesday, the woman's 17-year-old son said that no love was like his mother's. He further claimed that he always hugged and kissed her when he was leaving the house, but he did not realize that the last time he saw her would be the last.
It is so important for police to arrest and apprehend a fleeing driver after a fatal collision. When the driver is apprehended, police can charge him or her with the wrongdoing that was committed, try him or her in court and carry out the punishment for the unlawful act. This is where a wrongful death lawsuit might be important — a successfully navigated wrongful death action can represent a way of seeking closure for the relatives left behind by such a tragedy.
Source: New York Daily News, "Family, friends mourn death of Queens woman killed in car crash; suspect hit with manslaughter charge," Larry McShane, July 20, 2016