Neighbors of the 36-year-old pregnant woman struck and killed by a snow plow-equipped Bobcat vehicle last week are outraged at what they say is a meaningless penalty for the vehicle’s operator, and are calling for criminal charges.
Min Lin was visiting Fei Long Market at 6301 Eighth Avenue to stock up on groceries on Thursday morning. While in the parking lot, a Bobcat vehicle being used to remove snow struck her. She was rushed to Maimonides Medical Center where she died.
Doctors performed an emergency Caesarean section, successfully saving the child – but they fear the baby might suffer brain or organ damage after going 17-minutes without oxygen. The child remains in critical condition.
The Daily News reports:
“He should have been fingerprinted, then jailed with a high bail,” Faizi Javaid, 20, said of Wu Wu, the owner of Fei Long Market in Dyker Heights [sic] who backed his plow-equipped Bobcat into tragic mom Min Lin.
… Wu was hit with three summonses because his Bobcat lacked an inspection sticker, a headlamp and a license plate light, police said.
“It’s not enough,” said Magda Sadowski, Lin’s neighbor in Sunset Park.
“He should be punished for this. Three tickets? Come on! It’s a joke!”
Meanwhile, Lin’s husband is seeking to raise money to bring relatives from Canada and China to her funeral. DNAinfo reports:
The husband, Jin Feng Lin, a restaurant worker, hopes that he can raise enough money through acrowdfunding website to bring relatives around the world for the memorial service.
Supporters are hosting a fundraiser for the funeral and travel expenses on Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Pacificana restaurant at 813 55th St. in Borough Park.
The website notes that the boy’s condition has not improved, and that the family has not received an apology from the store’s owner.