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5-year-old boy struck and killed in NYC hit-and-run

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A 5-year-old boy was struck and killed by a pickup truck in Queens Thursday — and his parents watched in horror as the driver fled.

The child was crossing 100th Street with his parents when the driver of a white Dodge pickup truck turned onto the East Elmhurst block and struck the boy just before 5:30 p.m., police said.

The driver drove off from the scene as the boy’s parents watched helplessly.

The 5-year-old suffered severe trauma to the head and torso, police said.

Police survey the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash in East Elmhurst. Officers stand on the roadway behind crime tape.
The boy suffered severe trauma to his torso and head.
Peter Gerber
Authorities at the scene of the hit-and-run.
Authorities at the scene of the hit-and-run.
Peter Gerber
The child was crossing 100th Street when he was struck.
The child was crossing 100th Street when he was struck.
Peter Gerber

EMS rushed him to Elmhurst Hospital, but he couldn’t be saved. He was pronounced dead at 6:10 p.m.

His identity is pending family notification.

The NYPD Collisions Investigation Squad was on the scene investigating the incident.

The Dodge driver remains at large.