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Family of girl, 4, killed by SUV files suit

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 NEW YORK (AP) -- Lawyers for the family of a 4-year-old girl who was fatally struck by an unlicensed teenage driver say they will file a wrongful death action.

 Attorneys representing the family of Ariel Russo planned a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

 Ariel and her grandmother were walking on the Upper West Side when they were struck by an SUV that jumped a curb on June 4.   

 Ariel's grandmother remains hospitalized.

 Franklin Reyes, 17, is charged with vehicular manslaughter. He was driving with a learner's permit.

Ariel's mother, Sofia Russo, tells the Daily News that it took too long for an ambulance to reach her daughter.

The Fire Department blamed a four-minute delay on human error.

 

   The city's Law Department did not immediately respond to a comment request.

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