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12-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Struck By Cab in Harlem

By  Gwynne Hogan and Ben Fractenberg | May 6, 2015 5:01pm | Updated on May 6, 2015 5:28pm

 A 12-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a livery cab in Harlem on Wednesday, police said.
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HARLEM — A 12-year-old boy died from his injuries after a livery cab struck him in Harlem on Wednesday afternoon, police and fire officials said.

Ervi Secundino was walking west across the intersection of 150th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard just before 3:15 p.m. when the southbound cab struck him, police said.

Emergency workers found Ervi with severe trauma to his head and body and rushed him to Harlem Hospital Center but he was prounounced dead on arrival, police said.

Witnesses of the fatal collision saw Ervi dart into the street just before the accident.

“He went up into the air and then hit the car," said Phyllis Miles, 29. "He landed on the car and then hit the street.”

Residents said cars often speed down the avenue, despite the fact that it's a designated school zone. P.S. 200 The James McCune Smith School and Frederick Douglass Academy are located a few hundred yards from the scene of the crash.

Police did not immediately release the name of the driver but said that he remained on scene and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.