2 Boys Struck By Speeding Car In Brooklyn Hit-And-Run

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Two 12-year-old Brooklyn boys had to be rushed to the hospital Tuesday night after their bicycle was struck by a speeding car in Gravesend.

Authorities said the boys were riding on the same bike — one pedaling, the other standing on the pegs — around 10 p.m. That’s when police said they were rear-ended by one of two cars either racing to beat a street light or racing each other at the intersection of Avenue S and 4th Street.

Paul Gamal, who lives in a corner house, heard the arriving ambulances and ran outside to see what happened.

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“One of the kids was like…he was down. I saw him moving a little bit and the other one looked okay,” he told 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa.

There was no sign of the car that did the damage. Gamal believes a car part fell into the street. Police said two cars had been traveling eastbound on Avenue S, which is a two-way street.

One boy, who fell by the street light was sitting up and the other was still on the ground.

“At first he was just lying there from what I saw and then I saw him moving around and trying to like resist, like he didn’t know what was going on,” Gamal said.

One boy was listed in critical condition, while the other sustained leg injuries. Police are still looking for the driver of the vehicle that struck the pair.

  • Meme Meyagi

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

  • AliRaza Williams

    it is illegal to ride on pegs.

  • er veteran

    hope they are able to id & arrest the driver. bring them to trial and pack them to prison for a long time. distracted by what: cellphone/texting/other tech product that shouldn’t have been in hand to begin with? driving while impaired/under the influence of some substance? the question of what 2 12 yr olds were doing on 1 bike at 10pm at night on a school night cannot be ignored. i work in health care, i have seen what carnage comes thru er doors, and on scene at an accident. the driver during incarceration needs to be exposed to 4-6 hrs a day of video of trauma in an er – unedited of course. shock treatment/therapy. oh yes they forefeit their license for 10 yrs after prison, and probation is 1,000hrs community service in a rehab hospital. the kids have a long road back, but also must be made to realize along with their parents, that they need to be more responsible. learn now before it’s a cop coming to the door with a more dire tone to “we regret to inform you ….” be alert, be smart.

  • Don't Judge!

    Don’t be so judgmental. The poor parents are probably going through such a hard time now. The last thing they need is negative comments like this. It is completely the drivers fault! A lot of schools sometimes have late nights in that area and its very possible they were on the way home.

  • Richard Tattersall

    Kids in allot of neighborhoods are out late. !2 year old’s should be sleeping? At that age they’d usually be in 7th grade.. 2 one one bike is pretty common in parts of the city. The laws regarding bycylces, are totally ignored, and nothing is ever done about it. A helmet, lights at night, running red lights .riding against traffic, The WORST offenders, are ones doing deliveries from the restaurants, and deli’s I’ve seen groups of people on bikes in NYC riding against the direction the bike lanes are set-up for. Say anything and all you get is an attitude.

  • JB

    A big question… why are 12 year olds out riding bicycles at 10pm? and 2 riding on one bicycle?.and probably no helmets either..
    Not taking away from the drivers who caused this but 12 year olds should not be out that late riding bicycles on the street.. the parents are somewhat at fault here…

    • Liberals Are Evil

      Excellent question. The best answer is that they have morons for parents. At 10:00pm these kids should have been sleeping. It is so nauseating how idiots just continue to breed.

      • Pauline

        I was thinking the same thing. The parents are responsible for their children. It just makes me sick to keep hearing about young kids being out late.

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