11 Year-Old Bronx (NYC) Girl Dies In Deadly Car Accident: Driver Believed To Be Under The Influence

Bronx resident, Leandra Rosado, an 11 year-old student at a Public School in Chelsea died in a car accident on the Henry Hudson Parkway last week. The driver, a friend’s mother, was driving seven girls to her home in the Bronx for a sleepover. The mother, 32 year-old Carmen Huertas, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving. The accident reportedly occurred at approximately 1 a.m. on October 10, 2009 when Huertas lost control of the vehicle and it flipped near West 96th Street.

The driver and the other 6 teenage girls suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening. However, Leandra was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center later that morning.

This tragic accident demonstrates the dangers of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. At Gallivan & Gallivan, we seek compensation for those injured in car accidents due to the negligence or recklessness of others. Please contact us for a free consultation if you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to the negligent or reckless driving of another.

Website Resources:

Bronx Woman Is Charged in Crash That Killed Girl, 11, New York Times, Simon Akam and Colin Moynihan, October 11, 2009.

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