HELL’S KITCHEN — A 9-year-old boy playing soccer died after a goal post he was hanging from collapsed on him, police and reports said.
Police responding to the scene found Cerase unresponsive with severe head trauma around 10:09 a.m.
Emegency responders took the boy to Mount Sinai West, where he was pronounced dead, the NYPD said.
His death was caused by blunt impact injuries of the head and was ruled an accident, the city's Chief Medical Examiner said Tuesday.
Juventus Academy didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Monday morning.
"This tragic incident is heartbreaking and our thoughts are with this student’s family and school community during this devastating time,” Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said in a statement Sunday.