Brooklyn, NY (October 26, 2023) – A young child was fatally struck by a New York Police Department tow truck on Thursday morning, October 26.
Reports provided by the New York Police Department show that a tow truck was traveling in the area of Myrtle Avenue in North Portland Avenue during the morning hours. At around 7:50 a.m., a seven-year-old boy was riding a scooter with his mother on the way to school when he was struck by a tow truck.
The impact of the crash caused the child to fall to the ground. The child sustained severe injuries in the crash.
Authorities confirm that the victim passed away from his injuries.
The driver of the commercial vehicle, a 54-year-old woman, was charged with failure to yield and failure to exercise due care.
The fatal crash is being investigated.
We offer our sympathies to the family of the child killed in this crash.
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