Bicyclist Killed in Brooklyn Hit-and-Run Crash, NYPD Says

By Paul DeBenedetto and Aidan Gardiner  on April 9, 2014 1:49pm

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 A bicyclist was killed when he was hit by a vehicle in Bushwick Wednesday morning, police said.
Cyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run, NYPD Says
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BROOKLYN — A man was killed in a hit-and-run while riding a bike on Broadway in Brooklyn Wednesday morning, police said.

Angel Torres, 46, of Glendale, was riding on Broadway near Halsey Street when a 2014 red BMW struck him about 8 a.m., according to the FDNY and NYPD.

A witness who works at Dunkin Donuts on the corner of Broadway and Halsey said she heard a loud noise and saw the car drag Torres across the street, leaving the 46-year-old man unconscious in front of a Rite Aid across the street.

"It was a big boom, and then I just saw the guy on the floor," said the witness, Shante Washington, 24. "I saw the guy laid out with blood running."

Torres was taken to Woodhull hospital with severe head and body trauma, and was pronounced dead, officials said.

A bike with a warped back tire leaned against a subway pillar near the scene of the accident Wednesday.

The BMW then hit a parked car and continued south on Broadway, turning right onto Thomas Boyland Street, against traffic on the one-way street, police said.

The driver crashed into a 2000 Toyota 4Runner pulling out of a driveway near Chauncy Street, then jumped out and fled the scene on foot, according to the NYPD.

The occupants of the 4Runner were also taken to Woodhull in stable condition, according to the NYPD.

Police said their investigation was ongoing.

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