A youth on a bicycle was hit by a U.S. Postal Service truck at the intersection of Livingston St. & Boerum Pl. around 2:20 p.m. Police and fire units initiated first aid until an ambulance arrived, which transported the child to Long Island College Hospital in critical condition.
UPDATE: Police are confirming that the bicyclist, an 8-year-old resident of Cobble Hill, was pronounced dead at the hospital at 3:05 p.m.
The driver of the truck remained at the scene, and was visibly distraught. Cops from the NYPD Highway Patrol’s Accident Investigation Squad are currently at the scene.