Father, 13-year-old son hit by Fresh Direct truck in Midtown: NYPD

Father and son struck by box truck in Midtown Manhattan

Police on the scene after a father and his teen son were struck by a Fresh Direct box truck late Wednesday night, June 16, 2021, according to officials. (Citizen App)

MIDTOWN EAST, Manhattan — A father and his teenage were critically injured when they were struck by a Fresh Direct truck in Midtown Wednesday evening, police said.

Officials said the 13-year-old boy and the 62-year-old man were hit by the box truck just before 10 p.m. as it was heading eastbound on E. 57th Street near Park Avenue.

Authorities said the two victims were taken to the hospital and initially listed in critical condition. Police early Thursday said their conditions had improved and they were both expected to survive.

The driver of the truck remained on the scene and received a summons, according to the NYPD.

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