More devastating news out of New York….
The hit-and-run driver, who ran over and killed 4-year-old Luz Gonzalez in front of a Brooklyn laundromat and then drove off, has not been charged.
The driver, Jeannette Maria, is reportedly “completely broken” over the incident and now wants to speak with Luz’s family.
Via NY Daily News:
The accident happened on Hart St. near Wyckoff Ave. outside Bushwick’s Heaven Scent Laundry after the child lost a shoe while riding her scooter.
“She told me, ‘Mommy I lost my shoe,’ ” Reyna Candia said. “She went back and grabbed the shoe, and I sat down with her to put (it) on, on the sidewalk.”
The 38-year-old driver then backed up before lurching forward out of the spot, striking Luz and her mother with the passenger-side front bumper, police said.
The little girl was crushed under the SUV’s front and rear passenger-side tires.
Police have not charged Jeannette Maria with a crime for running over the little girl and injuring her 39-year-old mother.
According to police, Maria, who left the scene, was unaware she’d hit anyone.
Reyna said, “She had to know! I want her to pay. The person who did this, she has to pay.”
“When the time is right she’ll say something. She is completely broken,” said a man identifying himself as a family friend of 38-year-old Jeannette Maria, who sources say was behind the wheel when Sunday’s tragedy occurred.
“She doesn’t really know what happened,” the man said in Spanish. “She wants to talk to them, the family, when the time comes.”
There are rumors circulating that claim Jeannette Maria is allegedly related to a New York Police Department sergeant who got her off the hook.
There are also rumors that claim the NYPD threatened to call ICE on Reyna if she pursues justice for her daughter.
Cyn Santana took to social media to share how she is deeply impacted by this tragedy.
This Is America.
Justice For Luz! ?