Nicki Minaj’s Mother Files $150 Million Lawsuit Against Driver in Father’s Hit-and-Run Death

Written by on March 21, 2021

Nicki Minaj’s mom has filed a $150 million lawsuit within the demise of her husband.

On Friday (March 19), attorneys for Carol Maraj filed the go well with within the Supreme Court docket of the State of New York following the hit-and-run demise of Robert Maraj final month.

“He was fatally injured in a hit-and-run accident on February 12, 2021, when he was struck by a automobile being pushed by Charles Polevich as Mr. Maraj walked alongside a Lengthy Island highway,” learn a press release launched by Ben Crump Regulation. “After hanging Maraj, Polevich left the accident scene and didn’t name for emergency companies or render assist to Maraj.”

Maraj, 64, was struck by a 1992 white Volvo station wagon allegedly pushed by Polevich whereas strolling in Mineola, New York. He was taken to an area hospital in important situation, the place he died the following day.

“He was not solely irresponsible and negligent, however extra involved about operating away and hiding than searching for assist,” Crump wrote on Instagram. “Polevich’s conduct was prison, cowardly, and immoral. We are going to maintain him liable for his reckless actions that led to Robert Maraj’s demise!”

Polevich, 71, turned himself in to legislation enforcement on Feb. 17 and was charged with two felonies, leaving the scene of an accident that led to demise and tampering with or suppressing bodily proof. Police say after hanging Maraj, Polevich walked over to him, requested if he was OK, after which fled the scene. He additionally allegedly hid his Volvo in a storage at his home. Polevich pled not responsible and is free on a $250,000 bond.

“My consumer empathizes with the household. The query of whether or not there was negligence and levels of negligence will probably be decided by the courtroom. The $150 million quantity appears to be excessive,” Polevich’s lawyer, Marc Craig Gann, informed TMZ.

“He was completely conscious of what occurred,” Det. Steven Fitzpatrick mentioned at a information convention. “He acquired out of the automobile and he appeared on the deceased, acquired into his automobile, and made the acutely aware resolution to depart as an alternative of dialing 911, as an alternative of calling an ambulance for the person. He went residence and secluded the automobile. He’s properly conscious of what he did.”

Minaj, who had a strained relationship together with her father, has not publicly commented on her father’s demise.

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