Thursday, September 20, 2018

Driver Hits, Injures Jewish Boy in Borough Park

A 4-year-old jewish child is in critical condition after being struck by a car in Boro Park the NYPD said.

Witnesses say the little boy jumped off the sidewalk and darted into the road near 13th Avenue and 44th Street in Borough Park around 2 p.m. Wednesday Yom Kippur, right into the front of a minivan.

A Hatzalah ambulance took the child to Maimonides Medical Center with severe head trauma, and the 20-year-old driver of the car remained at the scene, police said.

The driver's mother told News 4 New York at the scene that her daughter, who only has a permit, was stopped at a red light and started to go when the light turned green.

That's when the boy, who was accompanied by an adult, jumped in front of the car, and the adult couldn't hold the boy back in time, according to the driver's mother.

The woman behind the wheel has been driving since she was 16, but this was her first time driving by herself without a permit on her, according to the driver's mother.

Police took the driver to the station for questioning. It's not clear if she'll face charges, but police say there is no sign of criminality at this time.

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