Bike Ride For Safety And Justice For Benjamin Torres
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Join the Eastside Riders this evening for our ride for Justice For Our stepfather Benjamin Torres. He lost his life on 10/10/12 in a tragic hit and run crash while riding his bike early in the morning on his way to work.
“Six months ago I heard the knock on the door. I opened the door, to my surprise it was an officer and a blonde lady. Automatically I assumed one of my kids were in trouble…their all great kids don’t get me wrong.
Half way asleep, due to my graveyard shift. I remember it all like a dream.. Benjamin Torres, does he live here, next thing you know, the rest of their words coming out seemed unreal.. My heart shattered, it was 10:30ish, it took them about 5 hours to come and tell us. Not being able to identify him, no where to go see him. Horrible news for my family, my mom…my mom!
I see many, bicyclist riding to work in their uniforms, some just riding.
I feel and pray for other family who have lost their loved one, for the same reason. Unfortunately it’s happening way to often. Change needs to happen!
Help us spread awareness, safety…join us this evening.
If you don’t ride a bicycle, you can stay at the vigil site along with my mom, and other supporters.
Bike ride is completely safe and organized!
Hope to see you all there!”
Park: Rowley PARK 3:00pm
Meet at: 135th St. and Wilton Pl Ride out at:330pm