Friday, December 28, 2012

Teenage Boy Struck and Killed by Dump Truck

QUEENS — A teenage boy was fatally struck by a dump truck in Jackson Heightsduring Friday morning's rush hour, authorities said.

The victim, who was not immediately identified, was hit at Northern Boulevard and 80th Street about 8:45 a.m., the NYPDand FDNY reported. He is believed to be 13 to 15 years old, a police source said.

''He was in the middle of street," said Gloria Cardon, 50, who works at a nail salon near the intersection.

"He was lying down on his side. He was wearing an orange sweater, blue jacket and orange and blue sweatpants..... I thought he fell. It didn't look like he was run over.''

The truck was making a right turn from 80th Street to travel west on Northern Boulevard when its rear wheels clipped the teen, police said. The truck did not remain at the scene.

"It's unknown if [the driver] knew it struck someone," a police source New York.

The truck was white and towing a green generator, police said. Cops are investigating which company or agency owned the truck.

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