UPPER WEST SIDE — A student walking with a bicycle near his school Tuesday afternoon suffered a fractured leg after being struck by a vehicle, authorities said.
The 13-year-old victim was walking through a crosswalk at Columbus Avenue and West 77th Street about 2:45 p.m. when the incident occurred, the FDNY said.
He was rushed to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he was treated for a compound fracture to his leg, police said.
Officials say the teen is a student at the Computer School in the William O'Shea campus on West 77th Street.
Authorities did not have additional information about the victim.
The driver, who remained on the scene, was traveling west on 77th Street and making a left turn onto Columbus Avenue when he hit the teen, police said. There didn't appear to be any criminality.
Tammy Shames, 40, was picking up her two kids from P.S. 87 when she saw a group of kids rushing to the victim.
"[He] stood up on one leg, screamed and collapsed down," Shames said.
"We were all traumatized. My daughters were screaming and crying."
The principal of the Computer School, Henry Zymeck, visited the student at the hospital Tuesday evening.
"I can report that I talked with the student and his parents at the hospital and he is stable and in good spirits," said Zymeck, adding that because the incident is under investigation he could give no further comment.