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Boy critically injured after being struck by NYC firetruck

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A boy was critically injured after being struck by a firetruck on Staten Island, officials said.

The crash occurred at Broad and Gordon Streets in the Stapleton section around 7:20 a.m. Saturday, the FDNY said.

A source said the child may have been unattended and jumped out from behind a parked city bus while the FDNY truck was returning to quarters of Engine 153/Ladder 77.

The truck’s driver was weeping after the incident, a worker at the nearby Island Food Market told The Post.

“The driver was crying and the kid was laying on the floor,” a distraught Jimmy Ahmed, 40, said. “There was a lot of sh-t going on. I was in the store and a lot of people were outside. I was was trying to see if I knew the kid’s parents, but I’ve never seen that kid before.”

The boy's mom at the scene of the crash on Broad and Gordon Streets in the Stapleton section of Staten Island.
The boy’s mom at the scene of the crash on Broad and Gordon Streets in the Stapleton section of Staten Island.
G.N. Miller for NY Post

The FDNY confirmed a department vehicle was involved in the accident, which is under investigation.

The boy was taken to Richmond University Medical Center in critical condition, the NYPD said.

The truck's driver was weeping after the incident, a nearby worker said.
The truck’s driver was weeping after the incident, a nearby worker said.
G.N.Miller for NY Post

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