DJ Megatron Hit by a Hit-and-Run Driver

Corey McGriff, also known as DJ Megatron, was hit last year while he was parked in West Brighton.  On June 7, 2010, he was hit by a 2001 Cadillac, allegedly owned by Richard Montalbano.  It is thought that the driver of the car was not Montalbano, but that the car had been stolen.  While McGriff was parked on Catleton Avenue near Pelton and Oakland avenues he was struck by the Cadillac.  As a result of the accident, McGriff suffered neck and back injuries and was not able to work for eight months.
McGriff worked as a radio and TV personality on BET’s “106 & Park” music countdown series, as well as on-camera work for the show and BET’s website.  He was the provider for the family, so this loss was significant.  A year after the car accident, in March of 2011, he was murdered during a botched robbery.  He had three children, so the loss of eight months of work and the subsequent death of their father was significant.  The Staten Island public administrator filed the lawsuit on behalf of the family’s estate as none of his children are old enough to handle the estate.