Young Bicyclist Dies in Brooklyn Crash

Posted on May 26, 2011

On Thursday May 5, 2011, 22-year-old Luis Torres was killed in a car-bicycle crash on the streets of Brooklyn. Mr. Torres was delivering pizzas for Amnon Kosher Pizza at about 6:30 that evening when he was hit by a Budget box truck.

According to accident witnesses, the truck driver fled the scene of the accident at Fort Hamilton Parkway and 59th Street. Police were able to find him several blocks away and expected to charge the driver with various violations. The truck driver's identity has not yet been released but he is described as a 25-year-old male.

Mr. Torres was taken to Lutheran Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Mr. Torres and his family moved to the United States 2 years ago from Ecuador. He is survived by his 19-year-old wife, Laura Campoberdecq, his two-year-old daughter Kelly Denisse Inga, and other family members and friends.

We extend our sincerest condolences to Ms. Campoberdecq, to Kelly, and to all those who loved Luis Torres and who lost him in this New York bicycle-truck accident.

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