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