An 11-year-old boy was seriously injured when a driver struck him on a Far Rockaway street on Monday evening.
Footage of the incident shows the boy going airborne after being hit. Now police are hoping the public can help them find the driver.
According to the NYPD, at around 7:40 p.m., the boy turned southbound on Dickens Street from Healy Street when the driver of a black sedan going north on Dickens Street crashed into him head-on: "The bicyclist became airborne upon collision and came to rest on the street several car lengths from the initial impact location."
The boy suffered internal injuries and was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital, where he is now in stable condition.
If the location on the tweet is correct, the hit-and-run occurred less .25 miles from a Yeshiva and .3 miles from P.S. 104 the Bays Water.
New York City's speed zone cameras in school zones expired in July after Albany failed to pass legislation. https://t.co/Ct6y2eVY0u
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The driver did not remain on the scene and the NYPD says the car was a black four-door sedan.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.