The driver, who stayed at the scene, told cops he couldn’t stop in time. He wasn’t charged
A deaf 5-year-old boy was fighting for his life after he was mowed down by a cab in Brooklyn — as his horrified parents, who also can’t hear, looked on.
Timothy Keith’s mother and father were inconsolable after their first family trip to the city turned to heartbreak Saturday. With tears streaming down her face, Timothy’s mother described what happened in a wrenching written interview.
“I was with my son. The(n) he walk to road. I say NO to him,” wrote Eva Keith, 29, of Washington, D.C.
“I saw taxi yellow so fast. Driver hit my son but my son can’t hear.”
The Keiths and a friend had just left their hotel, a Comfort Inn, and were heading to see the Brooklyn Bridge when tragedy struck.
Timothy broke away from his parents and sprinted between parked cars onto Hicks St. in Cobble Hill when a yellow SUV cab hit him about 5 p.m., cops said.
The driver, who stayed at the scene, told cops he couldn’t stop in time. He wasn’t charged.
Timothy, who suffered brain damage, was treated at Long Island College Hospital and later transferred to University Hospital of Brooklyn-SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
The parents’ friend, Brian Walters, 24, who also is deaf, wrote that he wasn’t sure the boy would make it.
Timothy’s dad, Joseph, 29, had to cut short a written interview because he became too emotional.
“Unexpected,” he wrote.