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Cyclist Pedro Tepozteco Struck & Killed by Truck Driver in Borough Park

Pedro Tepozteco, 26, was riding his bike on 47th Avenue, a one-way street in Borough Park, Brooklyn, when the 29-year-old driver of a box truck attempted to pass him. Tragically, the cyclist was run over and pronounced dead at Maimondes Hospital on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. 

Linda Douglas Struck and Killed by Truck Driver in Brooklyn Hit-and-Run

Linda Douglas, a 67-year-old mother and grandmother, was struck and killed by the driver of a tractor trailer at the intersection of Flatbush and Nostrand Avenues on the early morning of April 3rd, 2019. The driver fled the scene, but has since been located and released by police without being charged with a crime. 

Safety Violations Ignored Prior to Collapse Which Killed Luis Almonte

On September 12, 2018, Luis Sanchez Almonte was tragically killed in a wall collapse while working in a trench at Sunset Park, Brooklyn. That tragedy was compounded, however, amid reports that the proposed fine for Almonte's death is a mere $63,647, even though the subcontractor on the site willfully ignored a cave-in warning issued shortly before the collapse occurred, and had a long history of unethical behavior including a bribery charge in 2015. 

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