Monday, July 2, 2018

Hit-and-Run on 21st

A driver was arrested after a hit-and-run accident on 21st Street on Saturday night in which a co-worker was crushed and killed.

Leonel Ortega-Flores was nabbed at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday and charged with vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a license, police said.
Investigators believe Ortega-Flores, 35, was trying to park his 2004 GMC van on 21st St. near Fourth Ave. in Greenwood Heights when he lurched onto the sidewalk and crushed Cardoso, of Staten Island, against an Inner City Electrical Contractors building just after 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Ortega-Flores fled on foot as several workers tried to save Cardoso. Medics rushed him to New York Methodist Hospital, where he died.
Cardoso and his wife, Guillermina Alonzo, 28, had two daughters, ages 2 and 6. Alonzo said that her husband was on the job when he was struck.  (Daily News)

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