Cesar Monico was headed home from working at Stromboli Pizza when he was struck and injured. He died of his injuries on October 30th.
From the Daily News
"[Cesar] was heading south on Smith Street and tried
to turn left onto Schermerhorn Street when [the driver of] a northbound 2004 GMC truck slammed into him, the spokesman said.
The truck's 35-year-old driver remained on the scene and was not expected to be charged, police said."
EVG reader Aizaz shares this sad news from Stromboli Pizza on First
Avenue and St. Mark's Place. Cesar, a familiar face behind the counter,
was recently involved in a fatal bicycling accident. (Here is a news report of the accident.)
"Apparently he was on a bicycle going home to Brooklyn after work and
was hit by a truck and died from his injuries in the hospital after
being in a coma for a few days," Aizaz says.
He leaves behind a wife and three children.
Stromboli has a donation can out on its counter to help his family pay for various expenses resulting from the tragedy.
Says Aizaz, "Cesar had a lot of charm and a very positive attitude about everything we ever chatted about."
A resident who has lived near Stromboli since 1985 has set up a crowdfunding campaign:
Cesar was always a smiling, sunny face behind the counter at
Stromboli's Pizza, where he worked for 17 years. While biking home to
Brooklyn after a shift on Oct. 21, he was struck by a delivery truck and
sustained multiple injuries. He lapsed into a coma at Bellevue hospital
and succumbed to his injuries on Oct. 30. This fund is to help with
hospital expenses and funeral costs. Cesar was 34 years old and leaves
behind a wife and three small children. Stromboli's owner, Joezef, will
accompany the body back to Mexico for burial.
Find the GiveForward link here.