Update: Baby Killed in Car Accident in Staten Island
A baby was killed after a driver ran a red light in Staten Island early last Saturday. This information comes from the police. The baby passed away because of the car crash.
The 36-year-old mother was in the passenger seat of a 2003 Chevy van. The van was being driven by a relative. Police say the mother was holding the baby, 6-month-old Damaris Earps, in her arms because he was suffering from flu-like symptoms. The van was going east on Forest Avenue when it went through a red light at around 2:40 in the morning.
While going through the intersection, a Jeep hit the vehicle.
When officers got there, Damaris was unconscious inside the van. Damaris was being taken to the hospital because of flu symptoms.
He was taken to the hospital and was pronounced dead there. It is still not clear if the baby died from injuries from the crash or from the illness.
There were no other reported injuries. If any more updates on this story become available, we will keep you posted.
If you’ve lost a loved one in a car accident that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another person, you could file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for what happened. If you need help with a wrongful death claim in New York, call Frekhtman & Associates at (212) 222-1111.
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