13-Year-Old Cyclist Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Bensonhurst

By Tom Liddy on April 15, 2012 6:26pm 

Henry Garcia, 13, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in front of 8009 20th Ave. on April 14, 2012.
Henry Garcia, 13, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in front of 8009 20th Ave. on April 14, 2012.
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BROOKLYN — A 13-year-old boy was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Bensonhurst Saturday afternoon just blocks from his home, police said.

The horrific accident unfolded in front of 8009 20th Ave., near 80th Street around 2:45 p.m., according to cops.

Investigators believe Henry Garcia, who lived nearby on 78th Street, was riding his bike north on 20th Avenue when he fell off.

He was then struck by a green Ford Explorer going the same direction that fled the scene, police said.

The boy was rushed to New York Hospital where he died.

No arrests have been made.

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