STATEN ISLAND — A 13-year-old boy was critically injured with two broken legs when a driver fleeing police crashed into him and then fled on foot Thursday afternoon, police said.
The driver, who was still at large as of Friday morning, was driving his black Chrysler Concorde near Henderson Avenue and Alaska Street about 5:47 p.m. when police in a marked squad car turned on their lights and tried to pull him over for not having a front license plate, an NYPD spokeswoman said.
Instead, the driver peeled out, heading east on Henderson and turning left on Broadway about two blocks away, ramming into the 13-year-old boy, who sources said was walking with his little brother.
The driver, who was about 5 feet 10 inches in blue jeans and a black du-rag, then lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a utility pole, hopped out and ran away on foot, police said.
Both of the teen's legs were broken, sources said. He was treated at Richmond University Medical Center and listed in critical, but stable condition, police said.
The little brother wasn't injured, sources said.