Sister killed, boxer injured in Bronx accident

October 31, 2011 2:32:45 PM PDT
A 19-year-old amateur boxer is in critical condition following an accident on a Bronx road that sent him and his sister over a barrier and down 75 feet.

Pedro Sosa is beside himself. His daughter, Jennifer, was killed. His eldest son, a champion boxer, is fighting for his life after a horrifying, chain-reaction crash on the icy Cross Bronx Expressway.

"I feel real bad," Sosa said. "The doctors say they don't know if he'll pull through."

The accident happened after a fender-bender early Sunday morning. When Pedro and his sister got out to inspect the damage, another car lost control and plowed into them, throwing their bodies off the elevated highway 75 feet to the ground below.

Jennifer Sosa, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene. Somehow. Pedro survived. He is an accomplished boxer. The family's living room is full of trophies and championship belts.

Relatives say he's undefeated. His father told us that he had an appointment to sign a contract as a professional fighter.

Pedro Luis Sosa's boxing coach, Marco Suarez said he narrowly missed a spot on the 2012 Olympic team in August.

They're hoping his extraordinary physical strength will get him through his toughest fight.