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.
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.