NYC police: 4-year-old boy at day care gets behind wheel of van, critically injures toddler

New York City police say a 4-year-old boy who got behind the wheel of a van ran over a toddler, who's hospitalized in critical condition.

Police say the van was left running Tuesday outside a licensed day care facility on Staten Island.

They say a day care provider was attending to another child in the van when the 4-year-old put the vehicle in reverse or neutral.

After striking the 2-year-old boy, the van rolled into a driveway across the street.

The toddler remained in critical but stable condition Wednesday.

The Staten Island Advance ( ) reports that no charges were filed.


Information from: Staten Island Advance,