News Boy dies after being hit by motorist in Queens, NYPD says A 3-year-old boy was fatally struck by a motorist in Far Rockaway on Monday, police said. Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne By Nicole Brown email@example.com @ncb417 Updated September 3, 2019 11:24 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A 3-year-old boy was fatally struck by a motorist Monday morning after he ran into a street in Far Rockaway, police said. The boy, identified as Mardichai Yovits, was running after his mother, who had crossed Virginia Street, near Caffrey Avenue, to say “hi” to a friend at about 11:30 a.m., an NYPD spokeswoman said. The woman thought someone else was watching the boy, the spokeswoman said. The 73-year-old driver who hit the child stayed at the scene. There were no arrests, and the investigation was ongoing. “Our hearts break for this little boy’s family. I can’t imagine their grief in this moment,” Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote on Twitter. “The NYPD is thoroughly investigating this tragedy. We’ll be increasing enforcement all through September to keep our young people safe as school begins.” The state extended its school zone speed camera program earlier this year. By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org @ncb417 Nicole Brown is the Internet News Manager at amNY.com, covering local news since 2016. She has written for MSNBC.com and was editor-in-chief of NYU’s Washington Square News. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.