BOROUGH PARK — A 12-year-old student riding his bicycle to yeshiva was critically hurt when a car hit him in Brooklyn on Wednesday morning, police said.
The boy was hit near Dahill and Courtelyou roads just minutes before 7 a.m., an NYPD spokesman said.
He suffered critical injuries and was treated at Maimonides Medical Center, the spokesman said.
"He's in surgery at the hospital now. He's with his father and grandparents," said Rabbi Jack Mayer, who held a crushed bike black helmet.
The driver, whose identity wasn't immediately released, remained on the scene and wasn't immediately arrested, police said.
Investigators believe the driver accidentally hit the boy, police said.