The mother and father of a sufferer in final month’s terrorist truck badault alongside Manhattan’s west side bike path filed discover Tuesday that they plan to sue town over his grisly demise.
Barbara and James Drake allege that officers had been “grossly negligent” for “failing to remedy the known occurrence of frequent motor vehicles entering the bike path.”
Paperwork served on metropolis Comptroller Scott Stringer and the Hudson River Park Trust says 32-year-old Darren Drake of New Milford, New Jersey, suffered “extensive trauma” together with “fear and terror of the impending incident” when he and 7 others had been fatally mowed down on Oct. 31.
“My clients are heartbroken because this terrible tragedy was 100 percent preventable,” plaintiffs’ lawyer Rosemarie Arnold mentioned.
The Drakes additionally plan to sue the state and filed related paperwork with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, she mentioned. Their eventual swimsuit will even goal Home Depot, from which accused killer Sayfullo Saipov rented the flatbed truck used within the bloody badault, Arnold mentioned.
Money damages aren’t specified within the paperwork.
Saipov, 29, allegedly shouted “Allahu akbar” — Arabic for “God is great” – when he hopped out of the rented flatbed truck brandishing pellet and paintball weapons following the carnage, that additionally left greater than a dozen others injured.
The immigrant from Uzbekistan was busted when a cop on patrol close by shot him within the intestine.
Authorities put in concrete boundaries at 57 spots alongside the pathway afterward.
Last week, The Post revealed that knowledge obtained by the NYC Park Advocates group confirmed 50 motorists had been ticketed for driving on the trail — and one was busted for driving whereas intoxicated — between January and October.