Brooklyn Boy Falls Off Bike, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

The family of a 13-year-old Brooklyn boy struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver after falling off his bike over the weekend is pleading for a suspect to come forward as they struggle to figure out how to pay for the child’s funeral.

Police say Henry Garcia was riding his bike near his home on 20th Avenue in Bensonhurst Saturday afternoon when he apparently lost his balance and fell.

Police say the driver, who was traveling in the same direction, struck the boy and fled the scene. The boy was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Police continued to search for the driver on Monday. The suspect is believed to have been behind the wheel of a green SUV.

A makeshift memorial was set up over the weekend as the boy’s devastated family struggled to figure out how to pay for his funeral.

Read more on NBC New York


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