Meng Works to Secure Visas for Family of Pedestrian Killed by Car in Elmhurst, Queens
Nov 13, 2013
U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that she is working on securing visas for the family of Mu Wang Lin, one of the two pedestrians struck and killed Monday by an out-of-control car in Elmhurst, Queens.
The 41-year-old Lin was mowed down when the vehicle, a yellow Camaro, jumped the curb on Queens Boulevard near Van Loon Street. Lin’s two brothers and two brothers-in-law reside in China and are seeking to travel to Queens to attend his funeral and comfort his wife and 17-year-old daughter who live in Elmhurst.
Meng plans to contact the U.S. Consulate in China to get their paperwork started and arrange for their visa applications to be expedited. She intervened in the matter at the request of the family’s attorney after he contacted her office.
“This crash is a terrible tragedy,” said Meng. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of both victims, and we send them our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.”
The other pedestrian killed was 59-year-old Man Chit Cheng, also a resident of Queens.
The 22-year-old driver of the car suffered minor injuries and was taken into police custody after the crash.
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