Boy's leg severed in freak van accident

A young boy's leg was severed after a runaway van plowed into him on Stratford Road Wednesday.Witnesses say the boy had just gotten off the

BROOKLYN - A young boy's leg was severed after a runaway van plowed into him on Stratford Road Wednesday.

Witnesses say the boy had just gotten off the school bus when an out-of-control minivan came roaring down the street. They say the van crashed into a car parked in the street, jumped a curb and smashed into 35-49 Stratford Road. The boy was mowed down in its path.

According to witnesses, the boy's leg was severed after a building door fell on him. He is being treated at Bellevue Hospital.

Police believe the incident was an accident and are likely not charging the driver.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Brooklyn nail salon makes its own unique nail 1 Brooklyn Style: k2 Nail Salon
Kilusan Bautista once lived in Crown Heights until 2 NYC man's show puts spotlight on gentrification
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what old TV 3 Word on the Street: Old TV shows
4 Activists push women's rights with double entendre
A new kind of snack is sweeping through 5 New bean snack created by Brooklyn resident

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE