1 boy killed, 1 injured after being hit by van in front of Brooklyn yeshiva

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BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, NY – A young boy was killed and another was injured when they were hit by a van outside a Brooklyn yeshiva on Monday morning, according to the New York Times.

The incident happened shortly after the children had been dropped off by a carpool van at the Yehsiva Ketana on 67th Street near 20th Avenue in Bensonhurst at about 9:15 a.m.  According to police, surveillance video indicated that the boys had gotten in front of the van instead of being on the sidewalk.

The boys were discovered lying in the street after being struck and were transported to Maimonides Medical Center. One of them, a 4-year-old, was pronounced dead, while a 6-year-old was listed in critical but stable condition.

Police said the 76-year-old driver left the scene after the accident and parked the van on Bay Ridge Avenue but came back later. Investigators were looking into the possibility that the driver may not have known he had struck the two boys.

The Staten Island Advance reported that the victims were from Staten Island and that they were taken to the yeshiva in a transport van.

Police are investigating the crash and so far there is no word on whether any charges will be filed.  The van was being checked for mechanical defects.

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