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August 11, 2019

Jose Alzorriz. RIP…Cyclist Killed in Brooklyn Today






Jose Alzorriz, a 52-year-old man was killed in an accident around 12:30 pm in  Midwood, Brooklyn today. Story here.  


Umar Baig, an 18-year-old driver (seen hereblew the light and hit another car. The teen driver is in the silver Dodge sedan in the video below. Baig hit in the blue Honda SUV, which was pushed onto the sidewalk and hit the cyclist and another pedestrian.




If you watched the video above, you probably couldn’t tell who had the light (you can see it in the next video taken from the opposite direction). There should be a delay between when the opposite direction’s traffic was given the green signal, but there wasn’t. 


Jose Alzorriz obeyed the law and waited at the red light, which can be seen (Warning: horrifying video) in this video from the other side of the street.


Warning: the next video is awful (it’s mid-page) . It’s after the collision,  both cars are stopped and the Honda is on the sidewalk. 

Umar Baig was taken into police custody and was released later. He was not charged with any crime. Yes, that’s outrageous. Story here.  

Alzorriz, the 39-year-old driver of the Honda and the 52-year-old pedestrian were all brought to Coney Island Hospital. The other driver and pedestrian are in stable condition. 




Who was Jose Alzorriz? He was a financial translator for Citigroup. Jose was a Park Slope resident, who was interested in health and fitness. People at the accident mistook Jose for a man in his 30’s because he was so fit. Jose was a triathlete. He participated in many races throughout the city, including the NYC marathon.



On Wednesday, Agusut 14th, there will be a memorial vigil for Jose on the corner of Coney Island Avenue and Avenue L.  (See Pics from the memorial vigil – see herehereherehere,  here and here

On August 22nd, Umar Baig was charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, vehicular assault, reckless endangerment and several other counts. (Source)

On Sunday, August 25th, there will be a memorial ride for Jose:




See pictures from the memorial ride on 8/26 – here, here,  here, here, here and here.

RIP Jose. 

Prayers for his family and friends, who must be devastated by this news.  Que el senor te conceda a ti u tu familia paz y consuelo en este momento dificil. 




Topics: Brooklyn | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Jose Alzorriz. RIP…Cyclist Killed in Brooklyn Today”

  1. chris Says:
    August 13th, 2019 at 9:07 am

    That driver needs to be charged, he was speeding and blew a red light. He needs to go to Jail.

  2. KD Says:
    August 13th, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    Please come to the memorial service on Wednesday, August 14 and show your support. The memorial service will be held at the accident site, Avenue L and Coney Island Ave from 6 pm to 7 pm.