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74-Year-Old Man Struck and Killed by Three Cars Near Cemetery, FDNY Says

By  Aidan Gardiner and David Greene | October 21, 2013 9:07am | Updated on October 21, 2013 2:59pm

 Angel Figueroa, 74, was struck and killed crossing East Tremont Street while trying to feed the parking meter.
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THE BRONX — A grandfather on his way to a doctor's appointment died after three cars struck him Monday morning in Schuylerville, police said.

Angel Figueroa, 74, was hit by a red 1999 Dodge Durango driving eastbound near East Tremont and Puritan avenues, across the street from St. Raymond's Cemetery, about 8 a.m., FDNY and NYPD officials said.

A car driving westbound also struck Figueroa and fled the scene, police said. He was then struck a third time by a 2013 Nissan Altima heading westbound whose driver remained at the scene.

"One car clipped him and threw him into oncoming traffic," said Louis LaMorte, a worker at the Crown Monument Co., a tombstone maker.

"We heard the thump," he added. "He was gone."

Figueroa, who was crossing the street to the Throggs Neck Medical Care after moving his car for the street sweeper, was pronounced dead at the scene, family and officials said.

"He was a good man," his daughter Anna Diaz, 33, said. "He took care of his blind wife the last couple of years. He was a good provider, he took care of us very, very well.

Figueroa was retired from Manhattan Psychiatric Hospital after working there 40 years. His daughter said he volunteered at the Jasa Senior Center in Throggs Neck in his free time.

Police said they were investigating the incident, a spokesman said.

The driver of the Durango was taken into custody, but police said no arrests have been made.