BENSONHURST, Brooklyn (PIX11) — A child was struck by a vehicle and critically injured in Brooklyn Wednesday evening, police said.

The child was riding an electric scooter when hit by the vehicle at 81st Street and 19th Avenue in Bensonhurst just before 8 p.m., according to the NYPD.

The child suffered head trauma and was hospitalized in critical but stable condition, authorities said.

Information on how the crash happened was not immediately available.

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