Get Your Fresh Intelligence Daily

SUBMIT

Nicki Minaj’s Mom Files Second $150 Million Lawsuit Over Hit-And-Run Accident That Killed Her Husband

Jun. 15 2021, Published 12:48 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

Nicki Minaj’s mother has filed a second lawsuit over the tragic hit-and-run accident that left her husband Robert Maraj dead.

According to court documents obtained by Radar, Carol Maraj is suing Keyspan Energy Corporation and Robert J. Banker Construction, Inc.

Article continues below advertisement

In February, Minaj’s 64-year-old father Robert Maraj was killed after being struck by a car in New York. He was reportedly walking on the street around 6 PM when the vehicle driven by a man Charles Polevich allegedly hit him.

nicki minaj mom files nd  million lawsuit husbands hit and run death
Source: @nickiminaj/Instagram; MEGA
Article continues below advertisement

Police accuse Polevich of getting out of his car to look at Maraj but then driving away without calling for help. A month after the accident Carol filed a $150 million lawsuit against Polevich. She accuses him of being negligent and careless while driving.

Carol’s lawyer, Benjamin Crump, said, “He was not only irresponsible and negligent but more concerned about running away and hiding than seeking help.” In response, Polevich denied all allegations and blamed Robert for being “negligent in crossing the street.”

Article continues below advertisement

Polevich is also facing criminal charges related to the accident. His next court date is scheduled for August.

In the newly filed lawsuit, Carol takes aim at Keyspan Energy and Robert J. Banker Construction.

Article continues below advertisement
nicki minaj mom files nd  million lawsuit husbands hit and run death
Source: @nickiminaj/Instagram

She says Keyspan was contracted by the city to repair and replace the lighting at the roadway at the intersection where Robert was killed.

Article continues below advertisement

She claims her husband’s death “was due and occasioned by the negligent acts of defendant KEYSTONE, its agents, servants and superiors in the performance of work, maintenance, operation and control of the subject worksite with utter disregard of the result upon the rights and safety of the plaintiff, either alone or in conjunction with its agents.”

nicki minaj mom files nd  million lawsuit husbands hit and run death
Source: MEGA
Article continues below advertisement

In court documents, Carol explains the other defendant was hired by the state to work on the roadway at the same intersection. She claims they failed to keep their worksite safe and that was a factor in the accident.

Carol, who is the head of Robert’s estate, is asking the court to award her $150 million for the damages she suffered including the lack of companionship. The suit is also asking for money to cover the funeral expenses.

Advertisement

© Copyright 2021 Radar Media Group LLC. Radar and RadarOnline are registered trademarks. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.