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Brazilian male model runs over and kills 16-year-old boy (video)

Written by Javed Iqbal

A new surveillance video shows the horrific moment a Brazilian male model ran over a 16-year-old boy and ripped off part of his leg.

Shot from a condominium across the street from a beach in the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Barra de Tijuca, the footage shows João Cardim crossing the street with his mother, Mariana Cardim, last Saturday.

João Cardim rushes onto the sidewalk when Bruno Krupp suddenly slams his motorcycle into the teenager, knocking him off him.

Krupp, who does not have a license to drive a motorcycle, continues down the street and at one point crashes to the ground.

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A surveillance video released on 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 charged with murder. He underwent surgery on Wednesday for a broken collarbone 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 rode a motorcycle without a license.  The teenager lost part of his leg in the accident and was taken to a local hospital where he died

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 rode a motorcycle without a license. The teenager lost part of his leg in the accident and was taken to a local hospital where he died

Still image from surveillance camera video shows the moment João Cardim runs onto the pavement before being hit by a motorcycle driven by Brazilian model Bruno Krupp, an unlicensed driver

Still image from surveillance camera video shows the moment João Cardim runs onto the pavement before being hit by a motorcycle driven by Brazilian model Bruno Krupp, an unlicensed driver

The impact of the accident tore off part of João Cardim’s left leg and was recovered from a lawn near the entrance to the beach where he and his mother planned to go before returning to their home after attending a birthday party .

Cardim was rushed to the Lourenco Jorge Municipal Hospital, where he died shortly after.

Krupp was admitted to the same hospital and was discharged on Sunday.

However, the social media influencer was admitted to surgery at a hospital in the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Méier on Wednesday and was arrested after a judge issued an arrest warrant charging him with murder.

Brazilian 16-year-old João Cardim was seen on camera walking with his mother, Mariana Cardim, before he was hit by a motorcyclist, Bruno Krupp.

Brazilian 16-year-old João Cardim was seen on camera walking with his mother, Mariana Cardim, before he was hit by a motorcyclist, Bruno Krupp.

Still from a video statement issued by Brazilian model Bruno Krupp moments before he underwent 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 in hospital moments after the accident on Saturday. "I didn't drink, I didn't do drugs.  It was an accident, guys." he said

Still from a video statement issued by Brazilian model Bruno Krupp moments before he underwent 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 in hospital moments after the accident on Saturday. “I didn’t drink, I didn’t do drugs. It was an accident, guys,” he said

Krupp, who underwent surgery to repair a broken collarbone, released a videotaped statement from his hospital bed before the operation, indicating that it was an ‘accident’ on his part and that he was mistreated by medical staff at the Lourenco Jorge Municipal Hospital while was waiting to be processed.

“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 staff treated me badly, hit the gurney in the hallway, called me a murderer as if I had done something wrong.”

The model denied 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 the traffic police just three days before the fatal crash. He refused a breathalyzer test and was cited for riding the bicycle 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 on Saturday.  Brazilian network TV Globo reported Thursday that Krupp had failed a road test required to obtain a motorcycle license

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 on 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 on Friday shows a crowd around 16-year-old João Cardim after he was hit by a motorcycle operated by Brazilian model Bruno Krupp last Saturday

Still image from a surveillance camera released on Friday shows a crowd around 16-year-old João Cardim after he was hit by a motorcycle operated by Brazilian model Bruno Krupp last Saturday

He bought the motorcycle in May but failed a road test, Brazilian network TV Globo reported.

Before he went into surgery Wednesday, Krupp told his attorney, William Pena, that the motorcycle’s brakes failed as he approached Cardim.

“There was no deception. Nobody leaves the house to kill somebody by being run over,” Pena told reporters Thursday. “‘Oh, I’m going to run over somebody on the corner.’ There is a certain exaggeration with everything they put out.”

But Krupp is said to have been speeding, exceeding 90 miles per hour, before hitting the teenager.

Security cameras posted at several businesses on Lúcio Costa Avenue showed speeding in the left lane.

‘He is known every weekend he spends here. The noisy motorcycles, they fly by here, sometimes they drive by here, and when we look at it, it’s already far away,’ a kiosk worker who saw the accident on Saturday told Globo.

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