CORAM, LONG ISLAND – A teenage boy was fatally struck by a vehicle while walking with his sister on a Long Island street Wednesday night, according to a report in the New York Post.
The two siblings, both age 13, were walking in a bike lane on Granny Road in Coram when the incident took place at about 7:30 p.m. Suffolk County Police said the boy attempted to push his sister out of the path of an approaching vehicle but he was hit.
The boy was critically injured and was pronounced dead the following morning after being transported to an area hospital. The girl suffered injuries in the incident that were not life-threatening.
Police said the driver of the vehicle involved left the scene without stopping to help. Suffolk County detectives reportedly believe the vehicle involved was a light grey Chevrolet Equinox, with the model year landing between 2005-2009.
The boy and girl were Medford residents and students at an area middle school, which brought in grief and crisis counselors to help other students.
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