Police: 7-year-old fatally struck by NYPD tow truck in Brooklyn

Police say the department truck attempted to make a right turn at the intersection of Myrtle and North Portland avenues as a mother and her son were crossing the street.

News 12 Staff and Faith Graham

Oct 26, 2023, 2:21 PM

Updated 241 days ago

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Authorities confirmed Thursday morning a 7-year-old child was fatally hit by an NYPD tow truck in Fort Greene.
According to police, the department truck was traveling on Myrtle Avenue around 7:50 a.m. The truck attempted to make a right turn at the intersection of Myrtle and North Portland avenues as a mother and her son were crossing the street.
The child was struck and pronounced dead at the scene.
Witnesses say the young boy lived in the Whitman Houses with his family and he had just barely left their home to head to school.
The driver remained at the scene and the investigation is ongoing.


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