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Family of girl killed on Upper West Side plans legal action
UPPER WEST SIDE -- Lawyers for the family of a 4-year-old girl who was fatally struck by an unlicensed teenage driver say they will file a wrongful death action.
Attorneys representing the family of 4-year-old Ariel Russo planned a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
Ariel and her grandmother were walking on the Upper West Side when they were struck by an SUV that jumped a curb on June 4.
Ariel's grandmother remains hospitalized.
Seventeen-year-old Franklin Reyes is charged with vehicular manslaughter. He was driving with a learner's permit.
Ariel's mother, Sofia Russo, tells the Daily News that it took too long for an ambulance to reach her daughter.
The Fire Department blamed a four-minute delay on human error.
The city's Law Department did not immediately respond to a comment request.
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