A student died on Sunday after he fell off his motorcycle and was run over by a licensed driver in New York City – six years after his father was killed in a similar accident.
Moises Larriu, from Connecticut, drove his 2012 Yamaha on FDR Drive with a group of other motorcyclists when he lost control and fell on the road near Clinton Street on the Lower East Side at around 12.45, police said.
He was subsequently struck by a driver without a license from an Infiniti from 2008.
Authorities said he suffered a deadly trauma to his head and body and died on the spot.
Larriu & # 39; s father, also named Moises Larriu, was killed in the same way in October 2013 at the age of 50.
Moises Larriu Jr. (left) and Moises Larriu Snr (right) were both killed in tragic motorcycle accidents
He was riding a moped on a road in Connecticut when a drunk driver plowed him into it.
His son was riding a motorcycle to stay connected with his father, his sisters told Daily news.
& # 39; That was his way of staying close to him & # 39 ;, said Sabrina Lopez.
She added that the older Larriu introduced his son to miniature motorcycles at the age of three.
& # 39; It was their band, & # 39; said Lopez.
Another sister, Kristina Lopez, told the Daily News that her brother & # 39; died while he did what he loved & # 39 ;.
The sisters told the outlet that he was the & # 39; golden child & # 39; was in the family.
& # 39; He was a true A student and he loved mixed martial arts and boxing, & # 39; said Kristina Lopez, who became Larriu's guardian after his father's death.
She added that he studied at the University of Connecticut last year before transferring to a local community college to study marine biology.
& # 39; I am in shock and awe. I never expected this, & said Martin Minnella, the family's lawyer.
Moises Larriu, right, with his father, who was also called Moises Larriu, in an undated photo. Both father and son died six years in succession in motorcycle accidents
An undated family photo shows the younger Larriu with his parents. His father died in October 2013, on the second anniversary of his mother's death from breast cancer
& # 39; It's one tragedy after another. It's a shame that people are driving around without a license … There is a lot of irony involved. & # 39;
The younger Larriu & # 39; s father died on the second anniversary of his mother Vivian's death from breast cancer.
The unlicensed driver, Gamal Ibrahim, 20, of the Upper West Side, who bumped into the younger Larriu, was accused of heavy driving without a license, the authorities said.
Ibrahim was indicted on Sunday evening and released on his own recognition, the Daily News reported.
The younger Larriu, 20, died on Sunday after he fell off his motorcycle and was run over by a licensed driver in New York City
The drunk driver who plowed in 2013 in the older Larriu, Ryan Scalise, on Route 10 in Cheshire, Connecticut, was sentenced to five years behind bars for second-class motor vehicle manslaughter.
Scalise was served 15 beers in two and a half hours in a Connecticut bar prior to the crash, according to reports at the time.
His son was 15 when Scalise was convicted in September 2014.
He had the opportunity to tell the court how he felt when he learned about his father's death, but he could barely start talking before his emotions prevailed, according to a report in the Waterbury Republican-American.
& # 39; Wake up, & # 39; he said softly before he started shaking with anger.
Unable to continue, he went to another room, where he was seen punching and screaming a wall, the newspaper said.
The younger Larriu & # 39; was an avid animal lover and enjoyed writing and singing music, raping and performing & # 39 ;, according to a obituary about Eastside Memorial.
& # 39; He loved to wheel everything and was always happiest while spending time with his friends and family. & # 39;
He is survived by three brothers and sisters and & # 39; many aunts and uncles & # 39 ;.
Funeral services are held on Friday in Waterbury, Connecticut.
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