Boy struck by car after buying ice cream

April 28, 2008 3:55:40 AM PDT
Doctors are keeping a 7-year-old Long Island boy in a medically induced coma after he was struck by a car passing an ice cream truck where he bought a treat. Javier Reyes remains in critical condition at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

The boy's stepfather tells Newsday in Monday editions that doctors noted the boy's brain was swelling and that they intended to keep him sedated for 48 to 72 more hours.

The stepfather says Reyes was at his East Patchogue home Sunday when he ran out the door to chase after the ice cream truck before his mother could stop him. He was struck as he stepped from behind the truck. Police say it was an accident.