Father, son struck by car

April 16, 2008 1:11:37 PM PDT
A father and his toddler son were struck by a car in the University Heights section of the Bronx Wednesday. Authorities say the victims were hit on University Avenue, at West 192nd Street, just before 1 p.m.

The son, just 3 years old, reportedly sustained two broken legs and a punctured lung. He was taken to Allen Pavilion Hospital in critical condition. His 27-year-old father sustained a broken leg and complained of back pain. He was taken to North Center Hospital in stable condition.

Police say the car sustained front-end damage and remained at the scene. The driver was being treated.

University Avenue was closed for hours following the crash for investigation.


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