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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.

queens car accident A toddler was critically injured after being struck by a car in Queens on Monday afternoon.
Credit: Rikard Larma, Metro

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.

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NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton called the incident a "tragedy."

"It was truly an accident," Bratton said Tuesday.

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