Seven-year-old suffered severe head trauma
Kayla Simas, Staten Island Advance, N.Y.
Mar. 7–STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The child struck by an FDNY truck in Stapleton Saturday morning is a 7-year-old boy in critical condition who suffered “severe head trauma” and has been airlifted to Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Queens, according to an NYPD spokesperson.
The child was initially brought to Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), West Brighton. He was reunited with his mother there before being transported to the Queens facility, the spokesperson said.
Part of Northwell Health, the hospital’s website states it is one of the top pediatric hospitals in New York.
Preliminary information indicates that the accident happened near 227 Broad St. around 7:25 a.m., an NYPD spokesman told the Advance/SILive.com Saturday morning.
The call came in as a motor vehicle accident, with a child struck. Members of the FDNY jumped to help and waited for EMS to arrive on the scene before the child was transported to RUMC, according to the NYPD.
An FDNY spokesman confirmed to the Advance/SILive.com that an FDNY vehicle was involved with the accident and that details are under investigation.
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