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Mustoba Rafid, 12, dies in bicycle accident on Harlem Road in Cheektowaga on August 4.

Modified Date: 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:37am
Accident Date: 
Sunday, August 3, 2014

12-year-old bicyclist killed in Cheektowaga moved here recently from Bangladesh

Police said the rear tire of the boy’s bike was hit by a car traveling south on Harlem, causing the bike to fishtail, then was struck by a another southbound car turning onto Walden.

A 12-year-old boy who moved here two months ago from Bangladesh was killed on his bicycle at about 12:30 p.m. Monday at Cheektowaga’s busy Harlem Road-Walden Avenue intersection.

The victim was identified as Mustoba Rafid. Cheektowaga Police Lt. Steven Berecz said the boy, who was learning to ride a bicycle, crossed against the light at the intersection and was accompanied by an older brother.

Police said the rear tire of the boy’s bike was hit by a car traveling south on Harlem, causing the bike to fishtail, then was struck by a another southbound car turning onto Walden. The boy was briefly dragged under the second car, police said.

The Cheektowaga Police Department Accident Investigation Unit is investigating. Neither driver faces charges, according to Berecz.

People Involved: 
Mustoba Rafid
Roadway: 
Harlem Road

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