Hispanic arrested for double vehicular homicide after haircut in New York; Cardi B asked for justice for her friend run over

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Leandro A. Díaz Ramírez was arrested on suspicion of fatally running over two Hispanics who were standing on a sidewalk in the Bronx (NYC) and then fleeing the scene.

Diaz Ramirez was also charged with criminally negligent homicide and assault. The accident at dawn on August 3 left Joel Adames, 31, and David Fernández (40), dead. both well known in the Hispanic communityremembered Pix11.

The tragedy began when a luxurious BMW and a Subaru collided with each other on Sherman Av. at W. 207th St. in Inwood around 4 a.m. that day. The impact caused the Subaru to crash into two parked cars and then onto the curb, where it fatally struck Fernandez and Adames, who were waiting to cross the street. Paramedics took them to Harlem Hospital and New York-Presbyterian Allen, but were unable to save them.

Five people who were traveling in the two cars in the original crash were injured, three of them seriously. initially reported 1010 WINS.

Fernandez was known both in the neighborhood and on stage as ‘David the Dancer’, Well, he was a salsa instructor and winner of international competitions in that musical genre, said his friend Jolemy Clasé. He was also a famous barber and counted among his clients a list of celebrities such as DJ Baby Face and guitarist Max Santos. In fact, had just cut Adames’s hair the night when they were run over.

The day after the deadly collision, rapper Cardi B (Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar) remembered her friend Adames in a social media post. “Stupidity, negligence, I expect the worst to whoever did this! wrote. “He took someone so loved, full of life and just amazing, leaving people shattered…RIP JOEL.”

This year has been particularly disastrous on New York asphalt in the five boroughs. From January 1 to July 31, some 150 people died in road accidents, according to the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT).

In addition to gun violence, traffic accidents have been another big challenge for the new mayor, Eric Adams. This despite “Vision Zero” (Vision Zero), road safety plan created in 2014 by then-new Mayor Bill de Blasio, who promised to make the city safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, with a goal of zero deaths in 2024.

New York City had already experienced in April a 35% increase in traffic accidents, NYPD alerted. At the end of that month there was a tragic streak at an average of one person killed by a run over every day.

Reckless driving at high speed has increased since the start of the pandemic across the country and in NYC, and there are also more riders – delivery men and strollers – on the streets. The rental and purchase of motorcycles and bicycles has been experiencing a boom in the city for some time. many of its users they disrespect the traffic lights and the direction of the roads and they have also taken the sidewalks invaded by restaurantsfurther threatening pedestrians, in a city that boasted of being very walkable.