Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
THE COURIER/File photo
THE COURIER/File photo
Yingyi Li, pictured here with her husband, Aleksandar Dikov, was six months pregnant when she was killed by a falling tree in Kissena Park on August 4.

The family of the pregnant woman killed by a felled tree in Kissena Park plans to sue the city, their lawyers said.

Ying Yi Li-Dikov, 30, who was six months pregnant with a baby girl, was sitting on a bench on August 4 when a 50-foot oak tree snapped eight feet from the ground and struck her from behind, city officials said.
Lawyers said an investigation is ongoing, but they anticipate a lawsuit.

“It boils down to negligent maintenance of the trees in the park,” said attorney Stefano Filippazzo.

The family released a statement through their lawyers saying Ying Yi and her unborn daughter “are now peacefully at rest.”

“The family of Mrs. Dikov wishes to thank everyone for their prayers, love and support during this incredibly difficult time,” the statement said. “Please continue to keep them in their prayers as they now begin the long journey of healing.”

 

RECOMMENDED STORIES

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Related Stories
Cops in 109th Precinct recover loaded gun from emotionally disturbed man
Cops in 109th Precinct recover loaded gun from emotionally disturbed man
Rally at Bayside Jewish Center continues fight against proposed high school
Rally at Bayside Jewish Center continues fight against proposed high school
Popular Stories
NYPD photo/Google Images
A string of parking lot thefts shake up the Whitestone Shopping Center
Photo via Google Maps
Motorcyclist dies after crashing his ride on the Belt Parkway in Howard Beach
Google Maps
Whitestone Church sells half of its parking lot to pay off its $3M debt
Skip to toolbar