Boy, 7, Dies After Getting Pinned Between School Bus and Van in Queens
IBexclusive News Wednesday April 17, 2019.
(IBEXNews) - A 7-year-old boy has died after he was struck by a van, pinning him between the vehicle and his school bus, in Queens Wednesday.
It happened around 3 p.m. on Gipson Street in Far Rockaway.
Authorities say the child, identified as Cameron Brown, had just gotten off his bus and was crossing behind it when he was hit.
Police say the van driver, a 22-year-old man, apparently thought he was braking but stepped on the gas instead.
A witness said the boy's mother was waiting for him and fainted as a result of the trauma.
The boy was rushed in extremely critical condition with CPR in progress to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Both drivers remained at the scene.
The investigation is ongoing.
New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza released the following statement:
"I'm heartbroken by this tragic loss of one of our children, and share my condolences with the family and school community. We will have crisis counseling available to students and staff for as long as it is needed."
Carranza visited the victim's family at the hospital.