Boy, 10, in crit­i­cal con­di­tion af­ter be­ing hit by cab

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND -

A 10-year-old boy is in crit­i­cal con­di­tion af­ter he was struck by a cab Tues­day even­ing in Up­per Fells Point, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. The boy was rid­ing a skate­board in the 1900 block of Bank Street at about 6 p.m. Tues­day when he was hit by a yel­low cab van, Bal­ti­more po­lice spokesman T.J. Smith said at a news con­fer­ence Wed­nes­day. “We be­lieve that the in­juries are sur­viv­able at this time, but a 10-year old boy is in crit­i­cal con­di­tion, and the ve­hi­cle that struck him kept go­ing,” Smith said. Smith de­scribed the ve­hi­cle as a “yel­low cab van,” but said it was un­clear which com­pany the cab was af­fil­i­ated with. Po­lice are search­ing for Bal­ti­more po­lice an­nounced Wed­nes­day the “Safe Place” ini­tia­tive to pro­vide vic­tims a place to wait for re­spond­ing of­fi­cers af­ter a crime has oc­curred. The pro­gram is a vol­un­tary part­ner­ship be­tween the depart­ment and par­tic­i­pat­ing lo­cal busi­nesses that dis­play rain­bow-col­ored stick­ers that read “Safe Place.” Those busi­nesses agree to train em­ploy­ees to call po­lice and pro­vide a space for vic­tims to wait un­til an of­fi­cer can re­spond. “If a vic­tim of a crime en­ters your busi­ness, all your staff should do is call 911” and al­low the vic­tim to re­main on the prop­erty un­til po­lice ar­rive, said Sgt. Kevin Bai­ley, the Po­lice Depart­ment’s LGBTQli­ai­son, at a news con­fer­ence an­nounc­ing the new ini­tia­tive

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