Toddler struck by car after breaking away from mom in Queens
A 2-year-old boy was struck by a car in front of his mother after running into a Queens street Monday afternoon, police said.
The boy and his mother were walking on 196th Street in Auburndale about 2:30 p.m. as a car drove down the street.
He was rushed to Long Island Jewish Hospital in critical condition. Police said the driver remained at the scene and will not be charged.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton called the incident a “tragedy.”
“It was truly an accident,” Bratton said Tuesday.
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