A pregnant Sunset Park woman named Min Lin, 36, was rushed to the Maimonides
Medical Center in Brooklyn where she died from injuries of being struck
by a snowplow. The snowstorm tragedy occurred on Thursday on a street
in Dyker Heights when a Bobcat snowplow backed into the pregnant woman
and killed her. According to the police, Mr. and Mrs. Lin were placing
groceries in their car in an empty parking lot when the Fei Long Supermarket
owner, Wu Wu, who was driving the snowplow, struck Lin.
Doctors performed an emergency C-section and delivered a baby boy. The
baby was delivered under critical conditions and complications that could
have potentially damaged his brain and organs. The snowstorm tragedy that
caused Lin's death comes to friends and family members of Lin as a
major shock. Neighbors mentioned "Oh, God, a Bobcat? I see those
things all around, coming up on the sidewalk, I try to avoid them".
This incident would be a second snowstorm accident in the past two weeks
in Brooklyn as another resident was recently killed by a snowplow. Our
firm is all too familiar with wrongful death litigation in New York City
courts. The litigation partners at Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin
LLP ask drivers to always use constant vigilance in parking lots and areas
where pedestrians are.