Manhattan Hair Stylist Killed by Construction Truck while Crossing Street
- On January 24, 2011, Ms. Laurence Renard was struck and killed by a dump truck while crossing First Avenue in Manhattan.
- Kreindler’s investigation determined the dump truck was using an unauthorized trucking route through residential streets.
& Kreindler filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the
State of New York against multiple construction and trucking companies working
on the Second Avenue Subway on behalf of the family of a woman who was killed
when she was run over and dragged by a dump
truck in Manhattan.
victim, Laurence Renard, a 35-year-old fashion stylist, was a pedestrian
crossing First Avenue at 90th Street about a block from her home on January 24,
2011. Ms. Renard was walking within the crosswalk and with the green light
when she was struck by a dump truck weighing more than 21,000 pounds and driven by construction worker Diego A. Tapia-Ulloa, one of several defendants in the case. Ms. Renard was
mortally wounded and Mr. Tapia-Ulloa was arrested on the scene and charged with
multiple counts, including failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in
the crosswalk and driving with a suspended license.
Kreindler’s investigation determined that:
- the driver was operating the dump truck with a suspended license
- the trucking company had inadequate hiring, training and supervision in place
- the driver was using an unauthorized trucking route through residential streets
- the general contractor knew that unauthorized routes were being used
The case settled for a significant, confidential amount.