NYC: Family of woman struck and killed by cop car in the Bronx to sue for $20M

The family of a 20-year-old woman who was struck and killed by a speeding NYPD patrol car in the Bronx — in a horrifying caught-on-video incident — is planning to sue the city, NYPD and a police officer for $20 million, paperwork filed Thursday shows.

Sophia Gomez Aguilon was crossing Pelham Parkway in the crosswalk at Wallace Avenue around 3:26 p.m. Oct. 5 when the police car ran a red light and careened into her with its sirens blaring and lights flashing, cops said. The young woman, who had come from her native Guatemala two months earlier, was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center but died from her injuries three days later.

The family plans to sue the city, the NYPD and Police Officer Ceasar Munoz, who was driving the vehicle, for “negligence and/or recklessness,” according to a notice of claim filed with the city Comptroller’s Office.


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