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