Truck Driver Who Fatally Struck Teen Busted For Suspended License

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An oil supply trucker who struck and killed a Queens boy using a motorbike was busted Saturday for driving with a suspended license, officers mentioned.

Philip Monfoletto, 28, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of his truck within the deadly Friday crash. He plowed his 2009 Mac tanker truck into 13-year-old Kevin Flores round 5:45 p.m. as the teenager rode his blue bike in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the district lawyer’s workplace mentioned.

Monfoletto, whose license has been suspended seven instances, drove for a block earlier than somebody instructed him he had struck the teenager, an official mentioned.

“The defendant had completely no enterprise behind the wheel,” Assistant District Legal professional Matt Bennett mentioned at his arraignment Saturday in Brooklyn Felony Court docket.

Monfoletto has a protracted rap sheet, with one other cost of driving with no license and for marijuana possession on Lengthy Island in December, information present. He was additionally arrested final July for stabbing an individual within the arm.

“He knew he was driving with a suspended license, however he works for an oil firm delivering oil,” his lawyer Ron Rubenstein mentioned.

He pleaded not responsible and was launched on $2,500 bail.

His lawyer famous it could solely be a felony if he had 10 suspensions on his license.

Kevin Flores, from Ridgewood, suffered a fractured cranium, rib, and femur and was pronounced useless on the hospital, officers mentioned.

The teenager “was simply a superb child,” his distraught household mentioned on Friday.

“He would carry a smile to your face. He would make you giggle,” his aunt, Sharleen Castillo, instructed the Each day Information.

 
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