A 7-year-old New York City boy has died after being struck by a van and pinned against the school bus he had been riding.
CBS New York reports that Cameron Brown, a second grade student at P.S. 43 in Queens, was struck Wednesday afternoon by the van after he got off the bus. He was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police say the accident occurred at about 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Far Rockaway neighborhood in Queens.
Brown was riding the bus with his sister before the crash.
The New York Daily News reports that the vehicle that struck Carmeron was a church van that had pulled up to pick up the boy.
New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza visited the child’s family at St. John’s Hospital and said crisis counselors will be provided for students and staff at P.S. 43.
"I’m heartbroken by this tragic loss of one of our children, and share my condolences with the family and school community,” Carranza said.