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Man killed by SUV while riding his brand new bike in Flatbush

By Mason White 4:31 PM May 27, 2014
Scene of the incident 

By: Aarav Sen
A man is dead after being hit by an SUV while riding his bike in Flatbush, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that the man died on Monday in a collision with the SUV while driving his brand new bike.

The incident happened when 36-year-old Dheyshawn Artope, left his job as manager of a Radio Shack, and was riding along Clarendon Road, when he was hit. His mother said he had bought the bike because his uncle had one and he wanted to follow in his footsteps.

His grieving mother said that he was a perfect son and a perfect father. Artope left behind two children, a 13 year old and a 17 year old about to start college.

The driver of the SUV, which was heading north on Kings Highway, remained at the scene and passed the field sobriety tests. “It was an unfortunate accident,” a police spokesperson said.