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3-year-old boy fatally struck in Queens

Posted at 3:21 PM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 18:27:38-04

FAR ROCKAWAY, Queens — A 3-year-old boy was fatally struck by a vehicle in Queens on Monday, officials said.

He was with his mother near Virginia Street and Caffrey Avenue when he ran into the street and was hit, an NYPD spokeswoman said.

No arrests have been made and it’s not believed that there’s any criminality involved.

“Our hearts break for this little boy’s family. I can’t imagine their grief in this moment,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “The NYPD is thoroughly investigating this tragedy. We’ll be increasing enforcement all through September to keep our young people safe as school begins.”

The boy’s name has not yet been released.

Police have not shared any information about the driver.