A new surveillance video shows the horrifying moment a Brazilian male model ran over a 16-year-old boy and ripped off a part of his leg.
The footage was recorded from a condominium across the street from a beach in Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Barra de Tijuca and shows João Cardim crossing the street with his mother, Mariana Cardim, last Saturday.
João Cardim makes a dash for the sidewalk when Bruno Krupp suddenly slams his motorcycle into the teenager, knocking him off his feet.
Krupp, who does not have a license to operate a motorcycle, continues racing down the street and at one point crashes to the ground.
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A surveillance video released Friday shows the moment Brazilian model Bruno Krupp (pictured) ran over 16-year-old João Cardim in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday night. Cardim died at a local hospital that night. The 25-year-old Krupp is now facing a homicide charge. He underwent surgery for a fractured clavicle Wednesday and called the incident an ‘accident’
Brazilian 16-year-old João Cardim (right) was walking with his mother, Mariana Cardim (left), to a beach in the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Barra de Tijuca last Saturday night when he was run over by Bruno Krupp, a Brazilian model who was riding a motorcycle without a license. The teenager lost part of his leg in the accident and was rushed to a local hospital where he died
Still image from a surveillance camera video shows the moment João Cardim is running to the sidewalk before he is struck by a motorcycle operated by Brazilian model Bruno Krupp, an unlicensed motorist
The impact of the accident ripped off a part of João Cardim’s left leg and was recovered from a grass lawn near the entrance to the beach, where he and his mother planned to walk before returning to their home after attending a birthday party.
Cardim was rushed to Lourenco Jorge Municipal Hospital where he died shortly thereafter.
Krupp was hospitalized at the same medical facility and was discharged Sunday.
However, the social media influencer was admitted for surgery at a hospital in the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Méier on Wednesday and was arrested after a judge issued an arrest warrant that accuses him of homicide.
Brazilian 16-year-old João Cardim spotted on a camera walking with his mother, Mariana Cardim, before he was stuck by speeding motorcycle rider, Bruno Krupp
Still image from a video statement issued by Brazilian model Bruno Krupp moments before he had surgery at a hospital in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. Krupp was riding his motorcycle without a license and ran over 16-year-old João Cardim, who died at a hospital moments after last Saturday’s accident. “I didn’t drink, I didn’t do drugs. It was an accident, guys,” he said
Krupp, who underwent surgery to repair a clavicle fracture, issued a recorded video statement from his hospital bed before the operation, indicating that it was an ‘accident’ on his part and that he was mistreated by the medical staff at Lourenco Jorge Municipal Hospital while he waited to be treated.
“I was taken by ambulance, I didn’t run away from the hospital, I didn’t run away from the doctors,” Krupp said in Portuguese. “I was dying in the hospital, the employees were treating me badly, hitting the stretcher in the hallway, calling me a murderer, as if I had done something wrong.”
The model dismissed rumors that he was impaired while riding the motorcycle.
“I didn’t drink, I didn’t do drugs. It was an accident, guys,” Krupp said.
Krupp was stopped by traffic police just three days before the fatal crash. He refused a breathalyzer test and was summoned for riding the bike without a license and for operating a vehicle without license plates.
Residents and police surround the motorcycle that Brazilian model Bruno Krupp was riding when he ran over and killed a teenager in Rio de Janeiro last Saturday. Brazilian network TV Globo reported Thursday that Krupp had failed a road test required to obtain a motorcycle license
Still image from a surveillance camera released Friday shows a crowd surrounding 16-year-old João Cardim after he was struck by motorcycle that was operated by Brazilian model Bruno Krupp last Saturday
He purchased the motorcycle in May, but failed a road test, Brazilian network TV Globo reported.
Before going into surgery Wednesday, Krupp told his lawyer, William Pena, that the motorcycle brakes failed as he approached Cardim.
“There was no deception. No one leaves the house to kill anyone by being run over,” Pena told reporters on Thursday. “‘Oh, I’m going to run over someone on the corner’. There is a certain exaggeration with everything they are publishing.”
But Krupp is said to have been speeding, exceeding 90 miles per hour before he hit the teenager.
Security cameras stationed at several businesses on Lúcio Costa Avenue showed speeding on the left lane.
‘He is known, every weekend he spends here. Those noisy motorcycles, they fly by here, sometimes they pass by here, and when we look at it, it’s already far away’, a kiosk worker who saw the accident on Saturday, told Globo.