Daniel Telle was walking with an older cousin on Taylor Avenue when he ran after an ice cream truck that had just driven by.
He ran into the middle of the street and was struck around 4:40 p.m.
He was taken to Jacobi Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.
The Ford SUV that struck the child was being driven south on Taylor Avenue by a 73-year-old woman.
She stayed at the scene until police and EMS arrived.
Police are calling the incident a tragic accident, and the driver has not been charged.
Get Eyewitness News Delivered