The freak nor’easter storm in New York City over the weekend leaves a Golden Gloves champion in a coma.
The 20-year-old New York City man, who was about to enter the professional world of boxing today, is currently surrounded by family and friends after an early morning accident on Sunday killed his older sister.
Authorities said Pedro Luis Sosa and his 21-year-old sister, Jennifer, were in a vehicle with eight other people traveling eastbound on the Cross Bronx Expressway around 5:45 a.m. Sunday, when an accident in the opposite direction caused drivers traveling east to hit their brakes, prompting a pile up, with cars spinning around on the black ice.
Reports say when the traffic came to a standstill, Pedro and Jennifer Sosa got out of their Chevy Venture to check on a car ahead of them.
While standing on the major highway, a Toyota Corolla, that was struck by a vehicle in a different accident, slammed into the brother and sister sending them about 75 feet off the overpass.
The siblings landed in a construction site below the overpass.
They were rushed to Jacobi Medical Center, where Jennifer Sosa, a mother of a toddler boy, died.
As of press time, Pedro Sosa, who was become a professional boxer today, was in the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital.
In 2008, Pedro Sosa won the Junior Olympic National Championships. He was the 2009 and 2011 PAL National Champion and the 2010 USA Boxing National Champion.