It’s always hard to find out that a child has been injured but imagine knowing that your teen was crossing the street near their school when they were hit. You’d likely be furious that drivers weren’t paying more attention, since schools are returning to session and starting new years.
In this case, a 13-year-old girl suffered injuries after she was hit in a pedestrian-versus-car crash. She survived the incident.
A news report out of Central Islip stated that a 13-year-old child was seriously hurt when she was struck by an SUV. According to the police at the scene, the teen had been crossing the street near Central Islip High School when she was hit by a 2015 Nissan Rogue.
The Rogue had been traveling south at the time of the crash and hit the girl at approximately 8:00 p.m. The driver, a 47-year-old man, stayed at the scene and was cooperative, the police recorded. The teen was taken to Southside Hospital for treatment. She had serious injuries.
So far, no criminal charges have been filed in this case. No news of the teen’s medical condition was released following the initial report. The driver’s vehicle was impounded for a safety check to be performed, and the police report that they will continue the investigation into the crash.
Pedestrian accidents around schools don’t need to happen. Drivers should slow down and be aware that children could be on or near the roads at any time. They could also enter the roadway at any time, and that’s something drivers should know to look out for.