Car Wash Wrongful Death Suit Settles in Massachusetts

A civil lawsuit against a New Hampshire woman, Ms. Marie Pigaga, charged with driving a car into a woman at a Massachusetts car wash and killing her in 2007 has been settled. The Eagle Tribune in New Hampshire reports 48-year-old Marie Pigaga heads back to court Aug. 25 to stand trial again on charges of vehicular mansalughter. An April trial ended in a hung jury in which the DA refiled charges to try the case again on the criminal side.

The suit (the civil lawsuit – Personal Injury) was filed against Pigaga last year. The crash killed Robin Young of Danville, N.H., as she was wiping down her car outside Haffner’s carwash on Route 125 in Haverhill, Mass. The family’s lawyer said terms of the settlement would not be disclosed publicly. Court documents say a portion for Young’s daughter, Taylor, will amount to roughly $100,000. Then, 12-year-old Taylor, was inside the car at the time of this unfortunate auto accident. Pigaga claimed her brakes failed her and that is the reason for the terrible accident.


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