NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 12-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a livery cab near a school in Hamilton Heights Wednesday afternoon.
As CBS2’s Joe Biermann reported, the boy was struck around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the southbound lanes of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard near 149th Street.
The livery cab driver struck the boy — identified as Ervi Secundino — in the middle of the road as he crossed the street, police said. Ervi was rushed to Harlem Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Phillis Miles told 1010 WINS’ Holli Haerr she saw the boy get hit in the intersection.
“He didn’t have the light, he just ran right across the street and that’s when the car just hit him. He flew up and landed on the car. That’s how the car is dented,” she said.