A 5-year-old boy was struck and killed near his home by a hit-and-run driver yesterday in the East Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens. Paramedics arrived immediately, but were unable to save him.
A 5-year-old boy was hit and killed near his home by a hit-and-run driver yesterday in Queens (NYC).
According to NYPD, the minor was crossing 100th St. in McIntosh St., East Elmhurst neighborhood, yesterday around 5:30 pm while his father was holding his hand. Next to them was also another 10-year-old boy.
A white Dodge Ram pickup truck making a left turn on McIntosh St. hit the 5-year-old boy and kept going, the Daily News reported.
The small victim suffered serious head and torso injuries. Paramedics arrived and immediately began cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), a witness said. “The baby was on the ground with blood all over his face,” said Ayaan Ahmed. “I walked over and he was unconscious. The people around her, her parents, were crying.” He was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, but he could not be saved.
The fugitive driver is a local resident and last night the police were working on his surrender. Anyone with information should call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.
This year has been particularly disastrous on New York asphalt in the five boroughs. From January 1 to July 31, about 150 people died in road accidents, according to the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT).
In addition to gun violence , traffic accidents have been another big challenge for new Mayor Eric Adams. This is despite “Vision Zero”, a road safety plan created in 2014 by then-new mayor Bill de Blasio, who promised to make the city safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, with a goal of zero . deaths by 2024.
In total, 38 people died in road accidents in July, almost double the 20 victims in June. New York City had already experienced a 35% increase in traffic accidents in April, the NYPD warned. At the end of that month there was a tragic streak at an average of one person killed by a run over every day.
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