By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A fire truck hit a child on Staten Island, seriously injuring the boy, authorities and witnesses said Saturday.

The truck was returning from a call and heading eastbound on Broad Street in the Stapleton Heights section when the collision happened around 7:20 a.m., according to police and the FDNY.

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Firefighters gave the boy aid until an ambulance arrived and took him to a hospital, police said.

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The collision is under investigation. Police say it appears the child, who is believed to be between 6 and 9 years old, was trying to cross the street.

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