An FDNY ladder truck struck a 7-year-old boy on a Staten Island street early Saturday morning, police and fire officials said.
Emergency units responded to Broad Street and Gordon Street around 7:20 a.m. on Saturday for a report of a pedestrian struck in the roadway.
FDNY personnel in the truck immediately rendered aid to the 7-year-old boy before EMS rushed him to Richmond University Medical Center, police officials said. The boy was in critical condition when he was transported.
According a law enforcement source, the child was hit after darting out in the road from behind a parked bus. Officials believe neither the driver of the truck nor the child saw each other.
The boy has serious head injuries but was expected to survive, the source told News 4.