BROOKLYN, N.Y. — New York Police officers said that a 5-year-old boy was injured when he was hit by a car on New York Avenue in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. NYPD officers said that they expect the boy to survive the crash. Members of the Fire Department of New York also responded to the scene and transported the boy to Maimonides Hospital, according to the Prospect Heights-Crown Heights Patch. NYPD officers said that a 38-year-old man driving a blue BMW was operating the car that hit the boy. The driver of the BMW stayed at the scene. No charges are pending against him at this juncture.
The FDNY told the media that the 5-year-old boy was hit by the BMW around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. He was in the area of New York Avenue and Snyder Avenues in Flatbush. The driver of the BMW stopped immediately and waited at the scene for help to arrive.
Reports from the scene indicated that the boy was talking after the crash. He told first responders that he was hurt and felt pain in his head, neck, and legs. As a result, first responders raced him to the hospital. There was no update available on his condition.
NYPD officers continue to investigate the case. They were trying to figure out how the BMW struck the boy. They did not say if an adult or older child accompanied the boy.
According to Safe Kids Worldwide, 80 percent of child pedestrian deaths do not occur at intersections. Moreover, teenagers account for about 50 percent of all child pedestrian injuries and die near two-times as often. Interestingly, children cannot appreciate the speed of a moving car until they have reached age 10. In 2015, 456 children were killed while walking on U.S. streets, and in 2014, 40,000 children were injured in pedestrian accidents nationwide.
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