New York teen critically injured by hit-and-run driver
January 6th, 2012|
January 6, 2012
A Brooklyn teen was struck and nearly killed by a hit-and-run driver on Wednesday around 7:30 p.m. in Flatlands, reports the New York Daily News.
The 14-year-old boy was crossing busy Flatlands Avenue, near East 54th Street, on his way to the store for his mother when a 2011 Ford Econoline van plowed into him, witnesses and officials said.
The 41-year-old male driver of the Ford sped off after the incident.
“We heard a loud BAM!” said a 26-year-old bystander. “We came out, [and] the car kept going.”
Claiming to be a nurse, a woman appeared and started chest compressions, even though “there were no signs of life,” the witness said.
The driver of the Ford was nabbed a block away from the scene at the corner of Avenue 1 and 55th Street, police said.
The boy was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition, police said.