BETHPAGE, New York — Shrieks of horror, the wail of emergency sirens, and the drone of an emergency helicopter distributed a normally quiet neighborhood in Bethpage, New York. The Key News Network reported that a young child sustained severe injuries after a motor vehicle struck the child while trying to cross the street. The child suffered extensive injuries and needed to be airlifted from the scene of the accident to a nearby trauma center for emergency medical care. There is no update available on the child’s condition, who was listed in serious condition at the hospital. Police continue with their investigation into the tragic occurrence, and officers did not provide the media with an update on the status of their investigation into the accident.
The initial reports from the scene of the crash say that the child who was hit is a student at JFK Middle School in Bethpage, New York. The preliminary reports say that the child was in a group of children trying to cross the intersection of Broadway and Dorothy Street. A car heading north on Broadway struck the child. The operator of the car which collided with the child stayed at the scene of the accident, which is a short distance away from JFK Middle School. Nassau County police activated the department’s emergency medical helicopter to fly the wounded child to the nearest trauma center.
Media reports say that swarms of people came out of their nearby homes to assist the wounded child and a large crowd of people assembled near the scene to catch a glimpse of the tragic situation. Nassau County police officers closed Broadway at Dorothy Street so they could perform a thorough accident investigation. Their final report is not yet complete, and it may be sometime before officers can conclude their investigation. The investigating officers did not provide an update on the health status of the injured child, nor did they say if the driver might face criminal charges.
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