Glendale man struck and killed by BMW in Brooklyn: NYPD

Crime scene tape lies on the ground following a fatal hit-and-run crash in Sunnyside in 2012 in which a bicyclist was killed.
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Police are searching for the driver of a BMW who struck and killed a Glendale man riding a bicycle in Brooklyn early Wednesday morning and sent two others to the hospital, the NYPD said.

The Police Department said Angel Torres, 46, of Glendale, was hit by a 2014 BMW in the intersection of Broadway and Halsey Street around 7:50 a.m. Wednesday.

Officers said Torres, who was found unconscious with severe head and body trauma, was rushed to Woodhull Hospital and pronounced dead on arrival.

The BMW continued traveling east on Broadway, where it rammed into an unoccupied, parked car, said the police.

After turning right on Thomas Boyland Street, police said the BMW crashed into a 2000, Toyota 4-Runner pulling out of a driveway near Chauncey Street.

The two people in the Toyota were brought to Woodhull Hospital in stable condition, according to the NYPD.

Police said they are still searching for the unidentified man behind the wheel of the BMW.

He was last seen fleeing on foot from the corner of Thomas Boyland and Chauncey streets, police said.

Reach reporter Sarina Trangle at 718-260-4546 or by e-mail at

Updated 8:33 pm, April 12, 2014
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Tessa Rush says:
I would like to see this story aired again so that someone who saw the accidents are able to identify the suspect. Don't let it die just as Torres did.
April 17, 2014, 11:03 am from neighbor says:
My car was the first car which got side swipe and I saw when the car strike the bicycle and send the guy flying on top of his car and kept going I saw the guy roll from the top of the car until he fell down th side of the car but he kept on driving how brutal and cruel he was and still is known o win g what he has Donte he have feeling for what he has done from 2014/4/9 my god almighty
May 3, 2014, 4:51 am

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