Hispanic boy tragedy: he died traveling with his father on a stolen scooter in New York

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Mario Rosario, the 4-year-old boy who died in an accident in the Bronx, was driving a stolen scooter with his father when they collided with another car.

The boy was riding on the back of a two-wheeled scooter with his dad around 9:20 p.m. Sunday when they attempted to overtake a 2022 Toyota sedan that was heading south on Bailey Avenue and turning onto West 193rd Street in Fordham. Manor, authorities said yesterday.

The scooter hit the car on the left side, causing it to hit the sidewalk and throw the father and son to the ground, he said. New York Post.

The 24-year-old father, also named Mario Rosario, was arrested for endangering the welfare of a minor in the aftermath of the tragic accident, because while he was wearing a helmet, his young son was not, according to police.

In addition, he was accused of possession of stolen property because the scooter, a Fly Wing 2022, belonged to a 19-year-old man, robbed in Queens in the early hours of August 4. Police said the owner was traveling near Queens Blvd. and Jacobus St. in Elmhurst when he was confronted by five men who said they would shoot or stab him if he did not surrender his vehicle. Yesterday it was not clear if Rosario was suspected of the robbery.

According to the NYPD, the Toyota was attempting to make a left turn onto W. 193rd St. on Sunday as the father attempted to pass it. that driver, William Báez (51), was heading home less than half a block away, detailed DailyNews.

The family also resides nearby, about half a mile from where they crashed. Bereaved loved ones set up a small candlelight memorial outside the home yesterday.

The boy suffered head injuries. Paramedics took him to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he died at 10:15 pm Sunday, police said. His father was taken to the same hospital with minor injuries and Baez was not injured.

Baez was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. His brother-in-law defended him, saying he didn’t know his license had been suspended.

The latest data shows that, in general, NYC traffic deaths are now 29% higher than four years agodenounced the advocacy group for road safety “Transportation Alternatives”.