A 13-year-old boy was struck and critically injured by a car fleeing police on Staten Island, the NYPD said.
The boy was struck as police were attempting to pull over a black Chrysler Concorde on Thursday evening. Officers in a marked police car tried to stop the vehicle near Henderson and Alaska streets when the driver took off down Henderson Avenue, police said.
At the intersection of Henderson and Broadway, the driver turned left onto Broadway and hit the 13-year-old, according to police. He then lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a utility pole.
Witnesses on the scene said the boy was hit on the street but landed on the sidewalk.
After crashing into the pole, the driver ran off down Henderson Avenue. Police were still searching for him Thursday night.
The 13-year-old was rushed to Richmond University Medical Center in critical but stable condition. Police said both of his legs were broken but he is expected to make a full recovery.