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Boy, 9, Struck And Killed By Taxi Crossing Upper West Side Street

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A boy was struck and killed by a taxi crossing the street at West End Ave and 97th Street on Friday night(Credit CBS 2)

A boy was struck and killed by a taxi crossing the street at West End Ave and 97th Street on Friday night(Credit CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police say a nine-year-old boy has been killed and his father injured after they were struck by a taxi while crossing a New York City street.

The New York Police Department says officers responded to a report of a boy and his 51-year-old father being struck on Manhattan’s Upper West Side just after 9 p.m. Friday.

Police say the unidentified boy was taken to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center by emergency workers where he was pronounced dead. They say his father sustained a leg injury. Police didn’t identify them.

Police say investigators believe the two were crossing West End Avenue on 97th Street when a turning taxi hit them.

They say the 53-year-old taxi driver remained at the scene and no charges have been filed.

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