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Teen Bicyclist Seriously Injured After Being Hit by Police Car

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

SHIRLEY, NY - On Saturday night, September 9th at about 7:50 P.M., a Suffolk Police 7th precinct officer reported that they had struck a bicyclist on William Floyd Parkway near Adobe Dr. in Shirley. Police dispatchers began the process of notifying Fire and EMS dispatch of the incident while officers converged on the scene to assist. The Brookhaven Fire Department and Shirley Ambulance were requested to the scene.

Police dispatch notified aviation in case it was determined that they would be needed. On arrival, Fire and EMS found a teenage boy on the ground and immediately went to work to assist with treatment. Members of Shirley Ambulance, under the command of Chief of Department James Deutcsh, treated and packaged the patient for transport. The 13-year-old was transported to Stony Brook Hospital by ambulance with a police escort.

According to police, the officer was responding to a call for help in the Shirley area with lights and sirens when they struck the boy who was crossing William Floyd Parkway. The police cruiser also appeared to have struck another car that was stopped, as well as two vehicles parked in front of a house before coming to rest in the yard. The officer was also taken to a local hospital where they were treated and released. The teenager was in critical condition.

The William Floyd Parkway and Margin Dr. West were both closed in the area for several house for an accident investigation.

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JOHN WALTHERSSenior Correspondent

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