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NYPD: Boy, 9, dies after he's struck by NYC taxi

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NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a nine-year-old boy has been killed and his father injured after they were struck by a taxi while crossing a New York City street.

The New York Police Department says officers responded to a report of a boy and his 51-year-old father being struck on Manhattan's Upper West Side just after 9 p.m. Friday.

Police say the unidentified boy was taken to St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center by emergency workers where he was pronounced dead. They say his father sustained a leg injury. Police didn't identify them.

Police say investigators believe the two were crossing West End Avenue on 97th Street when a turning taxi hit them.

They say the 53-year-old taxi driver remained at the scene and no charges have been filed.

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