The 36-year-old mother who died after being hit by a private snowplow in a Sunset Park supermarket parking lot was finally laid to rest on Friday, March 14—one month after the devastating accident that left her unborn baby clinging to life in the hospital after an emergency Cesarean section surgery and her young son motherless.
Min Lin’s family flew in from Canada and Fujian Province in China to pay their respects and say goodbye to the young mother before she was laid to rest in a New Jersey cemetery.
The wails of pain and grief could be heard several blocks away from Wan Shou Funeral Home on Eighth Avenue and 53rd Street—10 blocks away from Fei Long Market, where the incident occurred on Thursday, February 13.
Older female relatives had to be supported by family members as Lin’s casket was placed in the hearse. Lin’s husband, Jin Feng Lin, attended the wake and funeral procession; their newborn son Kennard is still in critical, but stable, condition at Maimonides Medical Center, where he will remain for the next three to six months should he continue functioning “normally,” which in this context is still a delicate condition.
They also have a grade-school-aged son, Kevin, who family members have previously said doesn’t fully understand what happened.
No criminal charges were filed against the operator of the Bobcat snow plow, supermarket owner Wu Wu, although the bereaved husband is said to be considering a lawsuit.
An IndieGogo online fundraising campaign is still up and funds raised will go towards helping to defray costs for medical care and possible lawsuits.