Long Island boy killed by hit-and-run driver after pushing sister out of vehicle’s path


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.

Visit our car accident news blog for more information on the latest accidents in New York.

Contact a New York Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

At Finz & Finz, P.C. we understand the difficulties our clients face after they have been injured in a pedestrian accident. So if you or a loved one have been the victim of such an accident in New York City or on Long Island, our New York pedestrian accident lawyers will fight for justice and compensation. Contact us toll-free at (855) TOP-FIRM to schedule a free evaluation where we can discuss your case and review your legal options.

  • About the Author
  • Latest Posts

Finz & Finz, P.C. is a New York and Long Island personal injury law firm based out of Mineola, NY. It was founded in 1984 and is highly rated, with many honors and awards of excellence.