Driver who allegedly sped through red light charged with manslaughter in cyclist’s death

Andrew Weber
August 21, 2019 - 12:03 pm
Cyclist crash Midwood

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A driver accused of running a red light and then slamming into an SUV, leading to a cyclist’s death has been charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, along with a number of other lesser charges, police announced Wednesday.

Police say Mirza Baig, 18, of Queens, sped a Dodge Charger through a red light and t-boned a blue Honda SUV, which then spun out of control into a bicyclist.

The bicyclist, 52-year-old Jose Alzorriz, of Park Slope, was brought to a local hospital with trauma to the head and body, where he succumbed to his injuries.

A 52-year-old pedestrian and the 39-year-old driver of the Honda were also injured.

The accident happened at the intersection of Coney Island Ave. and Avenue L.

Baig was also charged with vehicular assault, reckless endangerment, assault, criminal solicitation, criminal facilitation, reckless driving, disobey traffic device, traffic device violation and speeding.

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