Police announced on Wednesday that a tractor-trailer driver has been charged six months after a fatal crash with a bicyclist at a notorious Brooklyn intersection.
The driver, Jose Ferrufino, has been charged with failure to yield to a bicyclist and failure to exercise due care for the collision that killed 43-year-old Jarrod Little in East New York on August 30.
According to a witness at the scene, Little was riding his battery-powered bicycle when Ferrufino, aged 53, turned right from Pennsylvania Ave. onto Linden Blvd. and hit him in the crosswalk, resulting in Little being crushed beneath the wheels of the rig.
Less than six months prior to the incident, a 62-year-old woman was killed at the same intersection by a hit-and-run driver.
The victim in this case was transported to Brookdale University Hospital but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.
Little, who lived with his parents in Brownsville, had established a company four years prior that supported local hip hop and R&B artists.
At the time, Little’s father had stated that he did not hold the truck driver responsible for his son’s death, but had observed an increase in reckless driving throughout the city.
“People are in such a rage today,” said the dad, Julius Little, 70. “People just in a hurry. Like, ‘I want to go, get out of my way.’
“Maybe they should try to address that. Why are we killing each other like the way we are?”
According to the police, Ferrufino, who resides in North Baldwin, LI, has been issued a desk appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in Brooklyn Criminal Court on March 21 to face the charges.