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Farmingdale Teens Struck by Car; Boy 'Critical'

Two are struck while standing on curb by 17-year-old driver; girl OK.

Two 16-year-olds, a boy and a girl, were struck down on a Farmingdale sidewalk Friday near the High School, leaving the boy in critical condition at an area hospital, police said. 

A 17-year-old driver was at the wheel when he plowed into the pedestrians, who were on the curb on Parkdale Drive about 2:20 p.m. Friday, Nassau County detectives reported. The street is about two blocks east of Farmingdale High School and just north of the Southern State Parkway.

Police said the unidentified male victim suffered a serious head injury and was listed in critical condition at an area hospital.

The unidentified girl suffered an arm injury; She has been treated and released.

The victims were standing at the curb when the driver, who has not been identified, could not negotiate a sharp curve, police said. His 2001 Oldsmobile Alero drifted to the opposite side of the road, striking the victims, according to police. Both victims were transported by ambulance crews from the scene.

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Parkdale Drive makes a sharp curve as it continues northward toward Grant Street.

The investigation, which involves no criminality at this time, is ongoing, police said. The Oldsmobile was impounded for routine safety checks.

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Maggie October 27, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Young, inexperienced driver, driving too quickly on a suburban street. So, so sad...
Joe Dowd October 27, 2012 at 09:02 PM
We are with the community, hoping this young man can recover.
Joe Dowd October 27, 2012 at 09:02 PM
It was not a hit-and-run. There are no criminal charges in this case.
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tj March 02, 2013 at 11:46 AM
Horrible situation....People need to stop thinking that a side walk or yellow line in the road will stop a car from drifting over 4 feet...Driving down a 1 lane road with on coming traffic...people act like that double yellow line is a barrier that will not stop a car from moving over a couple of feet causing a head on collision...even side walk..they are only a few feet from the road and it takes a minor distraction for a car to jump a side walk...People need to always be aware of their surroundings...I have seen the dumbest drivers on L.I...Like PEOPLE...If you want to go slow on a highway or expressway..stay in the right lane...One slow car in the middle or left ruins everything...And blinkers people...People will be making a left turn in the middle of the road stopped without and signal...Well Prepared to be rear ended...


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