NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A teenage boy was critically hurt Friday morning, after being hit by a U-Haul truck in the Bronx.
As CBS2’s Meg Baker reported, Amary Milan, 17, was on his way to school at the time of the accident. On Friday afternoon, he was in surgery.READ MORE: Police: 2 Men Wanted In Violent Queens Home Invasion Stole $3,000 From Woman At Gunpoint
The accident happened around 8:38 a.m. at the intersection of Southern Boulevard and Barretto Street in the Longwood section of the Bronx.
Witnesses said Milan was walking in the crosswalk trying to cross Southern Boulevard when the U-Haul ran a yellow light and struck him.
“When he went to go cross, that truck right there, it was going too fast. Right when the kid went to go look at the truck — boom! The kid just flew,” witness Christine Bonaparte told CBS2’s Meg Baker. “When I came over here to see what happened, the kid was thrown on the floor, he was all full of blood and everything. It was a tragedy.”