Hell Bound City Tattoo Founder Esteban Dalpra Recovering From Hit-and-Run: "I Was So Close to Dying"
Last month, Angel Alberto Ochoa struck motorcyclist Esteban Dalpra with a seven-ton box truck and left him for dead in a torrent of blood on North Miami Avenue at 45th Street.
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The GMC w4500 work vehicle he hit the beloved Miami tattoo artist with has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 14,000 - 16,000 pounds. If Dalpra didn't have a motorcycle helmet on, he likely would have been killed instantly.
The Florida Traffic Crash Report filed by Officer Anestor of the Miami Police Department clearly states that four witnesses saw Ochoa run a stop sign and cause the accident.
Esteban says, "I was basically conscious through everything. One of the first people to respond to the scene was actually a school police officer. I remember him telling this witness to take off his belt and tie it around my leg. If it wasn't for that guy making a tourniquet for my leg before the EMS got there, I would have bled to death before I even got to the hospital."More »