Taxi Hits Two Children in Central Park

By Jess Wisloski and Chelsia Rose Marcius  on August 9, 2012 11:24am  | Updated on August 9, 2012 12:07pm

Two children, 7 and 8, were hit at the entrance to Central Park, near Center Drive, on August 9, 2012.
Two children, 7 and 8, were hit at the entrance to Central Park, near Center Drive, on August 9, 2012.
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MANHATTAN — Two children were struck by a car while walking with a day camp group inside Central Park Thursday, officials and witnesses said.

The taxi driver was driving in reverse on one of the park's roadways, when the car's tail end hit the two children crossing the roadway at 10:57 a.m. as he was backing up, police said. 

The children, aged 7 and 8, both suffered minor injuries, and were being rushed to St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital for observation, police said. The driver stayed on the scene, cops said.

The camp's director, who would not give his name or the camp's name, said we was rushing to the hospital and could not speak to a reporter, as he hopped into a cab at West 59th Street and Center Drive.

Their conditions were not immediately known, the spokesman said.

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