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Police: Child Trapped Between School Bus, Church Van Dies

April 17, 2019 - 7:16 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A 7-year-old boy died Wednesday after he becoming pinned between a church van and a school bus in Far Rockaway.

The incident happened at around 3 p.m. near Gipson Street and Healy Avenue.

Authorities say the boy was walking behind the vehicle when he was struck by a church van from God of Pentecostal Church. The Department of Education says the boy had not been on the bus before the accident and has no affiliation with the bus company.

The 7-year-old, identified as Cameron Brown, was trapped between the two vehicles before being taken to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The 22-year-old driver of the van and the bus driver stayed at the scene of the accident.