A deliveryman who was hit by a car in Brooklyn died after a two months’ battle against his injuries. The accident was caused by a reckless driver in October.
Forty-three-year-old Xiang Wu, a Chinese immigrant, father of two sons, was fighting for his life for weeks after he was T-boned by a 2015 Dodge Charger. The vehicle ran over a red light and hit the man’s scooter on October 18.
Wu flew over the car’s hood before tumbling to the Borough Park pavement.
His death could upgrade the charges brought against the driver, Valdez Heron. He was initially released without bail on charges (which include reckless endangerment and driving in the accident that ended fatally).
Wu’s family spent the last two months hoping their husband and father would recover, however that didn’t happen.
The man used the scooter to support his family, making deliveries for Grubhub, Uber Eats, and Seamless.
Thirty-year-old Heron jumped out of his vehicle while it was still in gear after hitting Wu just a mile away from his home, the police said. The vehicle rolled down the street, hitting a parked Audi before coming to rest.
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