In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Nancy Rodriguez is also suing the nightclub that served Dominick Whilby, 1 Oak, and the trucking company whose employee left the keys in the truck before it was stolen.
Attorney Sanford Rubenstein Makes First Court Appearance Since DA Declines To Prosecute Him For Rape Allegation
The once flamboyant but publicly humiliated attorney Sanford Rubenstein made his first court appearance Wednesday, since the DA declined to prosecute him on a rape allegation brought against him by a top assistant to Rev. Al Sharpton.
On Feb. 12, Dominick Whilby, 23, allegedly smashed a stolen truck into a city bus at 14th Street and Seventh Avenue, killing bus driver William Pena. Prosecutors said Whilby’s blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.
There was a dramatic faceoff in a Manhattan courtroom Wednesday, as District Attorney Cyrus Vance threw the book at an alleged drunken driver who killed a bus operator.
William Pena’s relatives are suing the nightclub 1 Oak, where Dominic Whilby, 22, of Griffin, Ga., was partying before the Feb. 12 accident.
A 22-year-old Georgia man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and other offenses after police said he stole a delivery truck that struck an MTA bus in Manhattan, killing the driver.
The impact was so strong, it sent both vehicles crashing into a building and several parked cars. The scaffolding that was in front of the building collapsed onto the wreckage.