New York teen critically injured by hit-and-run driver

by lmallernee | 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.

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