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Teen Struck and Critically Hurt in Harlem, Officials Say

By  Aidan Gardiner and Ben Fractenberg | August 16, 2017 4:05pm | Updated on August 16, 2017 5:37pm

MANHATTAN — A 13-year-old child suffered life-threatening injuries when they were hit by a car at a notoriously dangerous intersection in Harlem Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

The young teen, whose identity wasn't immediately released, was hit by a vehicle near Fifth Avenue and East 135th Street about 2 p.m., NYPD and FDNY officials said.

The pedestrian was treated at Harlem Hospital and listed in critical condition, FDNY officials said.

The driver remained at the scene and there were no immediate arrests, an NYPD spokesman said. 

One pedestrian has already been hit in that intersection this year, according to the city's Vision Zero map.

One pedestrian was killed there in 2016, the data shows.

Between 2009 and 2015, 21 pedestrians were struck and injured at that intersection, city data shows.