Police searching for moped driver who struck 6-year-old boy in East Harlem


EAST HARLEM, NY – Police are searching for a moped driver who left the scene of a crash that injured a boy in East Harlem Sunday evening, amNewYork reported.

The accident happened at Thomas Jefferson Park in the area of 1st Avenue and East 111th Street.  According to the NYPD, a 6-year-old boy was on a pedestrian walkway in the park at about 6:30 p.m. when he was hit by a two-wheel motorized vehicle.

The boy was knocked to the ground, suffering severe head trauma.  He was listed in critical condition after being rushed to NYC Health and Hospitals/Harlem and then transferred to New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Investigators said the driver of the moped stayed at the scene initially but left before police got there.  He was last seen going north toward East 144th Street and Pleasant Avenue.

Police released a photo of the man they are looking for, and asked anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline.

The NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is continuing to investigate the incident.

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