Enzo Farachio waited for a bus and thought he had looked at his phone when a gray Lexus SUV struck him deadly in Midwood, New York. His family has released a photo from the sixth grade
A 10-year-old boy from Brooklyn, crushed to death at a bus stop by an out of control SUV, had just started going to school alone this week, his heartbroken parents revealed.
The family showed a sixth grade photo, dressed in a cap and gown.
Enzo Farachio waited for a bus and thought he had looked at his phone when a gray Lexus SUV struck him deadly in Midwood, New York.
The driver, Alexander Katchaloff, 59, is said to have undergone a medical episode that caused him to lose control of his car and collapse the curb and smash the schoolboy. He was not immediately charged.
The young person suffered severe trauma to his neck and back, but was later declared dead in the hospital after the incident at 2.40 pm Tuesday on Ocean Avenue, PIX11 reported.
The vehicle continued to collide with the scaffolding of an eight-storey building, injuring the Katchaloff and an eight-year-old girl in the vehicle.
Both were taken to Kings County Hospital, where the man is expected to survive and the female family member sustained minor injuries.
The wreck of a gray Lexus SUV that crashed Enzo and killed him on Ocean Avenue and Avenue L in Midwood, New York
The boy waited for a bus when the vehicle hit him and then hit a jetty
Ambulances and fire trucks were seen on Tuesday at the scene of the accident, the wreck of the vehicle was still stuck between metal posts.
& # 39; I was called and I went to the hospital and I saw that my son was dead & # 39 ;, the boy's grieving father, Angel Farachio, said to the Daily news. & # 39; My heart is broken. & # 39;
Enzo & # 39; s parents told the news that they were planning a trip to Six Flags for his birthday on September 30. Instead, they pick out a coffin for the funeral of the sixth grader.
The youngster usually took a yellow school bus to school, but his parents had taught him how to travel on the city bus so that he could get an option.
The male driver, Alexander Katchaloff, 59, was taken to the hospital with an eight-year-old female family member who was also wounded
The area in Midwood seemed a few meters away from the bus stop where Farachio would have been
& # 39; & # 39; In the morning, my other son takes him to the yellow bus that takes him directly to the school, & said Majao. & # 39; Last Friday he told me he had MetroCards and I told him, I want you to take the yellow bus because the yellow bus will take you here to the house. But when he left school on Friday, the yellow bus was already gone. So he said he was going to take the city bus. I asked him if he knew for sure and he said, "I know what I'm doing. I know what to do, Mom," he said.
& # 39; So we said okay, & # 39; said Majao. & # 39; If you can't catch the yellow bus, you can take that city bus to come home. & # 39;
& # 39; I think he sent his brother an SMS & # 39; you are on my way, because that is what I have instructed him to do so that his brother knows how to open the door for him because he had no key, & # 39 ; said Majao. & # 39; He did what he had to do. & # 39;
Although the police said it was not immediately clear whether Lexus van Katchaloff was running too fast, Farachio and the boy's mother, Mary Majao, said the driver should be held responsible.
Ave L and Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn NY, where a car jumped over the sidewalk of 10-year-old Enzo Farachio, waiting for a bus
Some broken plastic is the only proof that there was some sort of incident
The place of the accident has been clarified since the Tuesday afternoon crash
The police are still investigating the case and will decide at a later date whether they will file criminal charges after it is claimed that the driver has had a medical episode
& # 39; I have read that he has a few summons for speeding, & # 39; Majao said to the Daily news. & # 39; But I also heard that he had some sort of attack. But he must have driven quickly to kill someone and cause all that chaos. If you drive 25 miles per hour, someone can live today. But that's not what happened.
& # 39; Tomorrow or the day after tomorrow we go to a lawyer and we follow up because I don't want this to happen to other families. We must have safe streets. This could have been prevented. & # 39;
Officers now decide whether to file a criminal charge after it was claimed that the driver's car left the road due to means that he could not control.
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez told the New York Daily News: & # 39; We are investigating. We are told that it was a possible medical situation.
& # 39; As you know, we've had two previous cases since I got the D.A. where someone had a medical episode.
24 hours after the crash there is very little evidence that something unusual has taken place
A police barrier has been installed to prevent the public from entering the area of the crash
& # 39; And we are going to investigate whether that was indeed the case and whether the person should be behind the wheel. & # 39;
Construction worker Mohammed Hamoud, 31, who was on the eighth floor of a nearby building when the incident happened, said he had a & # 39; boom & # 39; heard at the time of the crash.
He said that initially he could not see what was happening because scaffolding obstructed his view.
Hamoud told me CBS News said: & # 39; We saw that one boy … on the floor. Lots of blood there. Lots of blood for his nose and mouth.
& # 39; You send your children to school, they are not coming back, it is very, very sad. & # 39;
Another passerby, Naida Sari, said she & # 39; a very bad sound & # 39; heard and then ran to her door where another woman outside confirmed that a boy had died.
& # 39; I am shaking, my heart is shaking, terribly, & # 39; she said.
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