BELMONT, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Morgan & Morgan have filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of Henry Tapia's estate, after he was allegedly struck and killed by a vehicle earlier this year.
The suit is against Dean Kapsalis and Dineen Bartolo who allegedly collided their vehicle into Tapia, who was a pedestrian at the time.
Kapsalis reportedly yelled racial slurs at Tapia before striking him with the car.
Bartolo owned the vehicle Kapsalis was operating at the time, so she is liable for negligently entrusting her vehicle.
The incident took place on January 19, 2021 on Upland Road in Belmont.
According to the lawsuit, Kapsalis's conduct was "willful, wanton, reckless, malicious and constituted gross negligence."
Morgan & Morgan attorneys John Morgan and Garrett Lee said in a statement, “No family should have to go through what Henry Tapia’s family has experienced these last few months. They have lost a father, a boyfriend, a brother and a son who had so much left to give to this world. We are committed to holding the allegedly negligent driver accountable for his actions that resulted in Mr. Tapia’s death, and we hope that in doing so, we can bring his family some small sense of justice and closure.”
WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@KarynRegal) reports: