Monday, October 15, 2012

12-Year-Old Girl Struck by Car and Seriously Injured on Boston Road

WILLIAMSBRIDGE — A 12-year-old girl was struck by a car and seriously injured as she crossed Boston Road early Monday, witnesses and officials said.

The unidentified girl was walking alone through the crosswalk at Boston Road and Colden Avenue shortly before 7 a.m. when a gray vehicle slammed into her and threw her several feet, witnesses and officials said.

"She was unresponsive," said Michael Rascona, 25, who works at a food distributor nearby.

The girl was taken to nearby Jacobi Medical Center in serious condition. Her injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, however, FDNY officials said.

Hours after the accident, emergency vehicles towed away the battered car that struck her.

The NYPD said the driver of the vehicle, who was not identified, remained on the scene and was has not been charged.

by Jeanmarie Evelly, Aidan Gardiner

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