A ten-year-old died after a driver reportedly underwent a medical episode, losing control of his car and collapsing the curb and smashing the schoolboy.
The child who was identified locally as Enzo Farachio was supposed to have looked at his phone when the gray Lexus SUV struck him deadly in Midwood, New York.
He suffered severe neck and back trauma, but was later declared dead in the hospital after the incident at 2.40 pm Tuesday on Ocean Avenue, PIX11 reported.
The vehicle continued to crash into the scaffolding of an eight-story building, injuring the unnamed 59-year-old driver and an eight-year-old girl.
Both were taken to Kings County Hospital, where the man is expected to survive and the female family member sustained minor injuries.
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The wreck of a gray Lexus SUV that bumped into a ten-year-old boy and killed him on Ocean Avenue and Avenue L in Midwood, New York
It is claimed that the boy, locally named Enzo Farachio, waited for a bus when the vehicle hit him and then on a jetty
The male driver, who still needs to be identified, was 59 years old and taken to hospital with an eight-year-old female relative who was also injured
Officers now decide whether to file a criminal charge after it was claimed that the driver's car left the road due to means that he could not control.
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez told the New York Daily News: & # 39; We are investigating. We are told that it was a possible medical situation.
& # 39; As you know, we've had two previous cases since I got the D.A. where someone had a medical episode.
& # 39; And we are going to investigate whether that was indeed the case and whether the person should be behind the wheel. & # 39;
The vehicle had two speed violations this year in August and June, a total of four since 2017, according to city records found by the news.
Gonzalez said that his & # 39; heart goes out to the family & # 39; and that he was also worried about the damaged scaffolding and wanted to make sure it couldn't hurt anyone else.
New York City Council member Chaim Deutsch revealed the boy's name on Twitter and claimed to have spoken with his family for hours after the accident.
He posted that the boy's father told him: & # 39; All they gave us was a tissue to wipe our tears. & # 39;
In another tweet, Deutsch confirmed death online: & # 39; Tragically, the child was declared dead after being brought to the hospital in critical condition.
& # 39; It should not be necessary for a councilman to turn up at home to get answers for a grieving family, & # 39; Deutsch added.
Ambulances and fire engines were seen at the site of the accident on Tuesday, the wreck of the vehicle was still between metal posts.
The area in Midwood seemed a few meters away from the bus stop where Farachio would have been
The police are still investigating the case and will decide at a later date whether they will file criminal charges after it is claimed that the driver has had a medical episode
Deutsch, a NYC Councilman, revealed the boy's name online
Construction worker Mohammed Hamoud, 31, who was on the eighth floor when the incident happened, said he had a & # 39; boom & # 39; heard at the time of the incident.
He said that initially he could not see what was happening because scaffolding obstructed his view.
Hamoud told me CBS News said: & # 39; We saw that one boy … on the floor. Lots of blood there. Lots of blood for his nose and mouth.
& # 39; You send your children to school, they are not coming back, it is very, very sad. & # 39;
Another passerby, Naida Sari, said she & # 39; a very bad sound & # 39; heard and then ran to her door where another woman outside confirmed that a boy had died.
& # 39; I am shaking, my heart is shaking, terribly, & # 39; she said to the site.
The police still have to officially identify the boy and have not mentioned the driver at the moment.
DailyMail.com contacted the New York Police Department for more information but did not hear back before the time of publication.
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