Date: 28 Jun 2012 00:28:49 +0200
From: Joe Hendry <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx>
This is one of the most heart breaking emails I have ever read. I cleaned it up a bit so that it's easier to read: On April 18 2012, the love of my life of 16 years, father to our 10 year old daughter, went to work. He was a bike messenger with the company Mother's Messenger. He had his last drop on 72nd Street. I was his last cell call. He went down 5th avenue. There was a man that cops stopped on 79th street and 5th avenue by the name of Eric S. West, age 22, born May 27. Eric West was stopped because he was going down a non-commercial vehicle way. Cops gave him a ticket and let him go on his way. He was driving a 4 ton white ford F-550 truck holding cargo. If cops would have done their job right, they would have known that the truck and Eric West was not insured. The truck belonged to Ring Power Corp Company, the same company backing up Mitt Romney the man running against Obama for President. The d.m.v. mail papers out to me proving this and also informed me that Eric S West did not report the hit or death of Daniel Martinez there for they have put it down as a hit and run. The company allowed Eric S West to drive this truck without a commercial vehicle license c.d.l. and this was a commercial vehicle truck. In New York you are allowed to get your commercial vehicle license at the age of 21 Eric West was 22 and did not have much experience on the road with a regular license let alone a commercial vehicle license. Daniel was riding his bike, alongside of the truck. Eric West was driving. Danny had 25 years’ experience riding his bike. He was a road test away from having his driver’s license. He told me once "I ride my bike like I would drive a car. I follow the rules of the road" It was rush hour 6:28 pm. The sun was still out. Daniel was riding in the bus lane, like he would always do or in the bike lanes to avoid being too close to vehicles. There is a video of this event that I have viewed. Eric West admitted on the police report that he wanted to beat the light and instead ran the red light. That's when he hit and ran over Daniel Martinez. Danny would never hold on to a truck. They said he had his iPod head phones on but when I saw him in the hospital, I took off his neck brace, and he had his head phones took in his shirt the way he would always put them if he wasn't listening to them, and in the video shows he was not holding on. Danny told me once "look at that guy holding on to that truck, I'll never do that. That guy is crazy. He must have a death wish." The media lied. Eric West was the one saying he was holding on but he didn't see when he hit him. The police report didn't match up to Eric West’s story. The photos didn't show what Eric or the police report said, or to what the witnesses said or to the injury's that killed Daniel Martinez. I was the first one the hospital called after it too. The e.m.’s took 20 minutes to get to Daniel after the first 911 call. I was his last cell call out and my name was tattooed on his arm, that's how they knew to call me. They lied to me they told me that he was alive and I had to come quick. I was the first to see him at the hospital. He was dead. His head was clipped by the wheel. It was double wheels in the back. His torso was run over. His left leg flatten, his legs and arms broken, his ribs busted, his organs, all his bones was broken. He was all broken. I could feel with my fingertips his skull broken in pieces , cuts and bruises all over , tire tracks on his clothing and skin the right side of his head was missing hair and a big gash , he was bleeding his brains out his nose , ears , mouth, eyes, and out the back of his head. I watched and held him as he bled out on to the hospital floor. They could not help him he had too much damage done to his whole body. Graphic photos are on the internet. He made front page of all major newspapers. He was only 27 years old a hard working father and husband to me and our daughter, his only child. Eric West did everything wrong and Daniel Martinez did everything right that day and Danny lost his life. All because Eric West drove that truck when he knew he wasn't supposed to. He murdered Daniel Martinez, and he got off with a ticket for running the red light and cops still let him drive off with the truck. He is still working for the company after I not Eric West reported the death to them 3 weeks later. Two weeks after that Eric West still has the truck parked outside his home. Cops did not cover the body that's why there are graphic pictures out there. Cops did not question witnesses right away. Cops allowed Eric West to drive off with the truck after knowing he did not have the right to drive the truck and it had blood on it. That was evidence they let him drive off with. This man can kill again. If cops and the company would have done their job Eric West would not have killed and murdered Daniel Martinez. It was hard to bury the love of my life, Eric West took my future away, my daughter's future Danny's future, it was a night mare come true, a horror movie. Please fix his story on line on your site please. ________________________________ From: "messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx" <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx> To: Messenger List 2010 <messengers@xxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 5:42 PM Subject: [messengers] Fwd: THE WIFE OF THE MOST RECENT CYCLELIST KILLED IN NEW YORK I received this message from the wife of Danny Martinez. The news report of his death is here http://messarchives.com/memorial/dmartinez.html It certainly sounds like his death wasn't fully investigated.