QUEENS — The driver who struck a toddler who broke loose from his mother and ran into a Flushing street Monday afternoon will not be charged, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said.
“The driver, as I understand it, was not charged, no fault,” Bratton said Tuesday morning.
“It was truly an accident. It’s just an awful thing to occur to the child, and certainly the mother as well as the driver.”
The unidentified 2-year-old boy was hit near the William Spyropoulos Greek-American school at 196th Street and Northern Boulevard about 2:30 p.m. after his brother’s kindergarten class let out for the day, police and Principal Athena Kromidas said.
The boy was rushed to North Shore/Long Island Jewish Hospital in critical but stable condition, the NYPD said.
The driver of the blue 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander involved in the accident remained at the scene, police said.