Vigil for Lucian Merryweather, Tuesday, 11/5, 7 PM
I just received word from Tish James’ office that there will be a vigil tomorrow in memory of Lucian Merryweather:
The Office of Council Member Letitia James is organizing a vigil tomorrow to offer support to the Merryweather family and those affected by Saturday’s tragic vehicular incident that claimed the life of a local 9-year-old Lucian. We invite local faith leaders, safe-street advocates, and community members to join us—
WHEN: Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 7:00 PM
WHERE: Corner of Clermont Avenue and De Kalb Avenue
Here’s the press release from James’ office:
**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
November 2, 2013
Contact: Aja Worthy-Davis (212) 788-7081
9-Year-Old Boy Killed In Fort Greene Vehicular Incident
(Brooklyn, NY)– Around 12:45PM on Saturday, November 2, 2013, a man driving a red SUV Ford Expedition west along Fort Greene’s DeKalb Avenue, moved to turn left onto Clermont Avenue and collided with another vehicle.
According to reports, the driver of the SUV then lost control of his brakes, mounted the sidewalk, and crashed into a nearby building.
The tragic accident caused pedestrian injuries, and killed a 9-year-old boy. Witnesses state that the 9-year-old boy, his sibling (a 5-year-old boy), their 47-year-old mother, and another 28-year-old woman were among those injured. The 9-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident, while the other victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
“My heart goes out to the victims and loved ones affected by the tragic vehicular incident that took place in Fort Greene today,” said Council Member Letitia James. “I will be working with the Department of Transportation to review the details of the incident, and specifically determine what measures can be taken to increase driver and pedestrian safety along De Kalb Avenue.”