Hit-And-Run Drag Racer Hospitalizes Two Teens

Screenshot from ABC report.

Two 12-year-old boys were the victims of a hit-and-run in Gravesend last night, leaving one in critical condition and the other hospitalized with leg injuries.

The two teens were riding one bicycle – with one of the boys on pegs – near East 4th Street and Avenue S when they were struck just after 10 p.m. The car took off, leaving the boys on the ground, with at least one apparently unconscious, according to an ABC report.

Police believe the car that struck them was drag racing down the otherwise quiet street. They are still investigating the incident.

One of the boys is listed in critical condition with cerebral hemorrhaging at Lutheran Hospital.

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