Family Of Woman Killed By Police Car Files Lawsuit One Year After Fatal Incident

by Gee NY

Reports emerging on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, say one year after an NYPD cruiser plowed into people on a sidewalk killing a woman and injuring nine others, a lawsuit has been filed.

Milagros Bonet was walking to the supermarket with her daughter, Angelica Diaz and her five-year-old granddaughter in the Bronx area when they were hit by the cruiser.

The vehicle jumped the curb at Hoe and Westchester Avenues and hit people on the sidewalk.

In all, 10 people including the two officers were injured.

One year later, Angelica Diaz, who is in a wheelchair as a result of the October 2022 incident, is fighting feelings of guilt while struggling to walk again.

The crash has been described by some as an accident, however, Bonet’s family is convinced it is an act of negligence by the NYPD.

“It’s horrible – my mom is gone,” Angelica told WABC.

Police say the officers were pursuing someone attempting to steal a car when the crash happened.

The wreckage included Bonet’s walker and the shopping cart the girl was riding in. The 65-year-old spent months in the ICU and showed signs of recovery, but died in May this year.

The Medical Examiner has yet to declare an official cause of death, but the family says they have no doubt the crash was the main contributing factor.

The NYPD says it can’t comment on the pending litigation.

The family hopes that the lawsuit will bring some measure of justice.

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