A child has died after being struck by a automotive in an alleged street rage incident final month. Video by John Meore, Jordan Fenster/lohud
A sixty two-yr-previous Spring Valley man now faces manslaughter and murder costs for allegedly driving alongside the shoulder of Route fifty nine in Monsey and hitting a mom and her three youngsters, causing the death of a 3-month-old boy.
Albert Gomez allegedly became angry at a taxi cab driver and drove along the cab’s passenger side, plowing into the mother pushing her baby in a stroller with two older daughters, according to Ramapo police.
The baby, Mayer Braun, died July 5 at Westchester Medical Center, where he and his mother and two older sisters were treated since the June 26 incident, police said. His mother and two sisters are recovering from their injuries.
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According to the charges, Gomez’s 1999 Toyota Corolla struck the 38‐year‐old woman, her two daughters, ages 13 and 9, and 3‐month‐old son as they walked on the shoulder of Route 59 near Robert Pitt Drive.
The Monsey scene of the ‘road rage’ incidents on Route 59 near Robert Pitt Drive in Monsey (Photo: Carucha Meuse)
A grand jury returned an indictment charging Gomez with felony counts of second-degree manslaughter; criminally negligent homicide and two counts of second-degree assault. He also faces a misdemeanor count of third-degree assault.
After the baby died, the Rockland District Attorney’s Office went before a grand jury and asked for the upgraded charges of manslaughter and homicide. Gomez faces up to 15 years in state prison on the two highest counts.
“The defendant was driving recklessly and aggressively when he sped onto the shoulder of Route 59 and crashed into an unsuspecting family, tragically killing an infant,” Rockland District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said. “Rockland County will not tolerate this blatant disregard for life over a traffic dispute.”
Gomez will enter a plea July 25 when he’s arraigned on the indictment before County Court Judge David Zuckerman at the Rockland County Courthouse in New City. Senior Assistant District Attorney Richard Kennison Moran is prosecuting the case.
Gomez pleaded not guilty to the previous charges. He remains in the Rockland County jail.
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