10-year-old child struck by vehicle in Queens; Driver in custody

SOUTH OZONE PARK, Queens (WABC) -- A 10-year-old child is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in Queens on Thursday afternoon.

The incident was reported at Rockaway and Lefferts boulevards just after 3:30 p.m.

Police say the child was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The driver was taken into police custody. Police said they had a suspended license.

Circumstances surrounding the incident were not yet known.

The incident comes the day after the mayor announced a new crackdown on pedestrian safety across the city.

Mayor Eric Adams and the DOT committed to making improvements to about 1,000 intersections for pedestrians.

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