A child playing on a Bronx street was hit by a car Friday night, authorities and witnesses said.
Alvin Paulino, 8, was running across Faile St. near Gilbert Pl. in Hunts Point when a black Toyota RAV 4 traveling north slammed into him around 9:10 p.m., according to witnesses.
Tommy Frazier, 41, said the boy was pinned under the SUV’s back right wheel and an apparently burning hot part of the undercarriage.
“The baby’s yelling, ‘It’s burning, it’s burning,’ ” he said Frazier and two other good Samaritans heroically lifted the SUV off little Alvin. “We swung it way out the way, the kid’s still on the floor in agonizing pain,” said Frazier.Alvin’s aunt Sunday Flores, 37, said she rushed outside after she heard her nephew screaming for help.“He was just crying, crying, crying, and he said ‘Please don’t leave me’ and I said ‘I’m not gonna leave you, you’re OK, you’re OK’,” she said.
Medics rushed the boy to Lincoln Hospital in serious condition, FDNY officials said.Flores said Alvin’s mother texted her from the hospital and told her the boy‘s right leg and hip were broken.The driver stopped his vehicle and appeared concerned, witnesses said.
He was being transferred to New York-Presbyterian Hospital for surgery but is expected to be OK, family members said.
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