June 10, 2021 By Allie Griffin
A 16-year-old boy died Monday, days after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver whereas using his bike in Faculty Level.
Darwin Durazno, of Corona, was using his bicycle on Faculty Level Boulevard on Friday when a driver crossed onto the incorrect aspect of the street and struck him at round 9:30 p.m., police mentioned.
Durazno was rushed to Jacobi Hospital and succumbed to his accidents three days later.
The motive force — behind the wheel of a 2019 Toyota Camry — was touring northbound on Faculty Level Boulevard and crossed the double yellow strains to attempt to overtake one other automobile.
The automobile struck Durazno, who was biking southbound on Faculty Level Boulevard, head on, police mentioned.
The teenager was knocked off his bike onto the roadway and suffered extreme head trauma, police mentioned. EMS rushed him to Jacobi Medical Middle.
The motive force, nonetheless, sped off with out stopping and turned proper onto fifteenth Avenue.
Officers later recovered the automobile — a rental automobile from Enterprise in accordance with the New York Every day Information — deserted in entrance of 120-0715th Ave.
The suspect continues to be at massive.
Giancarlo De Lellis, the employer of Durazno’s father, has began a GoFundMe to assist the household pay for funeral preparations.
“Though Darwin tried his finest to combat by way of the ache and accidents he sustained, he tragically handed away on June seventh, 2021,” De Lellis, who operates a house enchancment contracting enterprise, wrote within the GoFundMe description.
“The lives of his mother and father, Darwin & Marisol, his huge brother Anthony, and his little sister Allison, are modified without end resulting from this unimaginable and heartbreaking tragedy.”
The fundraiser has raised greater than $6,000 — surpassing its $5,000 aim — in only a day.
“All funds will go on to the Darwin & Marisol to assist with bills associated to this unlucky state of affairs,” De Lellis mentioned. “Any funds which might be above and past the prices of providers will go into a university fund for Anthony and Allison.”