13-year-old boy struck by vehicle in Harlem, suffers severe head trauma

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HARLEM, Manhattan — A 13-yearold boy was struck by a vehicle and rushed to the hospital, officials said.

The teen was hit near East 135th Street and 5th Avenue around 2 p.m., officials said. He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital.

He suffered severe head trauma.

Officials have not yet released the name of the teen.

Witnesses at the scene said two boys were running across the street and did not have the light. It's possible they were running to a playground area across the street that has a pool and basketball court.

One of the boys was hit by a white jeep, witnesses said. The driver stayed at the scene.

A woman in the car behind the jeep jumped out of her car and ran over. She's a nurse and administered aid to the boy.

She said he was initially conscious, but lost  consciousness after blood started coming out of his nose.

Residents who live in the area say this is a notorious intersection, and the Vision Zero Cities data backs that up.

Two people have been struck at this corner just this year. Last year, a pedestrian was hit and killed.


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