NEW YORK – Five months after a Long Island grandmother was killed walking home, an insurance company demanded that her shattered family pay more than $6,000 — to repair the car that mowed her down.
“I was shocked,” said the grieving daughter of 70-year-old Anna Cedeno after her mother was fatally struck by a 2012 BMW on a Westbury road in April.
Cedeno, a retired seamstress who emigrated from Ecuador in the early 70s, had beaten stomach cancer six years ago and was enjoying her new lease on life by cooking and spending time with her four grandkids, said the daughter, Monica.
Cedeno went to the Costco store in Westbury on April 2 to buy calcium supplements and a $5 rotisserie chicken, her daughter said.
At 8 p.m., the grandmother left the store and began walking across Old Country Road toward a bus stop.
But before she got there, she was struck in the westbound lane by a BMW driven by 57-year-old physical therapist Sherrie Glasser-Mayrsohn, a police report said. Cedeno was taken to a nearby hospital, where she died two hours later.
“She wasn’t just my mom, she was my best friend,” Monica said sadly.