2007_10_pharris.jpgAn 8-year-old child is in critical condition at St. Vincent's Hospital after being hit by a car on West 17th Street in Manhattan. The Post says the child, Prince Harris, "darted out between two parked cars."

Harris's father, Prince Harris Sr., told the Daily News he, his son, and other relatives and friends were headed to the park, and described the scene, "A cab and a car were speeding down the block to make the light and one hit him. When I got to him, I saw him moving, but blood spilled from his mouth to the ground." He added, "My daughters saw it happen too and they're hysterical." Harris is a third-grader at PS 138.

The Toyota Scion owner who hit the child stayed, but apparently a mob formed and he called 911 to say he feared for his life. The police believe it was an accident and the driver was not charged with any crime.