Henry Garcia was riding his bike on his way home from an errand when he was crashed into by a hit and run driver just blocks
from his home.
according to DNAInfo.
Henry loved to play soccer and was inseparable from his brother, Antonio. Just before the crash the two had been together.
His brother stated:
"I'm lost and confused," he said. "I can't imagine that he's gone. I don't even know what I'm going to do right now."
Antonio explained that the eighth-grader enjoyed playing soccer and
going to school at IS 96 on Avenue P.
"He was a nice person," he said. "He was just a nice kid."
CBS Local reported on a memorial at the crash site with Henry's friends and family
Jasleen Chuck, 13, pleaded with the driver who hit her friend to come forward.
“To the guy who hurt him, who couldn’t stop, couldn’t stop for one
second and go look at him, why didn’t you stop? Why did you go?” she
said. “Why did you do this to us? He’s only an innocent boy.”
According to the NY Post , Antonio had to go to work when Henry headed home on his own.
Henry was about to start his freshman year at James Madison High School and was excited about it.
The Daily News, reports: “He was such a smart boy. He knew the streets really well and
was always careful about riding his bike,” said family friend Palencia