Brooklyn, NY (September 10, 2019) – A child was waiting for a school bus at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Avenue L when he was tragically struck and killed by a motor vehicle. The incident took place at around 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, September 10th, in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.
According to police, a gray Lexus SUV swerved to the right and hopped the curb for unknown reasons, subsequently striking the 10-year-old boy. The Lexus continued to crash into nearby scaffolding at 1673 Ocean Avenue.
Police and medical crews were among the emergency responders at the scene where the child sustained serious neck and back injuries. The boy was sadly pronounced deceased shortly after the accident. Two other people were stated to have suffered injuries and were transported to a local hospital. Their conditions were not released.
No arrests have been made as police are continuing their investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recoveries.
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