Three-Year-Old Boy in Serious Condition After Being Struck by Vehicle in Deer Park
Local News, Crime
By Long Island News & PR
Published: September 28 2017
Bessy Pineda was on the sidewalk when her 3-year-old son, Marco Hernandez-Pineda, pulled away from her and ran into oncoming traffic, police report.
SCPD are investigating a crash that seriously injured a 3-year-old boy in Deer Park on September 27.
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Deer Park, NY - September 28, 2017 - Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a crash that seriously injured a 3-year-old boy who ran into traffic and was struck by a landscaping truck in Deer Park, New York on September 27, 2017 at approximately 12 p.m.
Bessy Pineda was on the sidewalk on the northbound side of Deer Park Avenue when her 3-year-old son, Marco Hernandez-Pineda, pulled away from her and ran into oncoming traffic near the intersection of Grand Boulevard at approximately 12 p.m. The child was struck by a northbound 2014 Ford commercial landscaping truck that was traveling in the right lane. The driver of the truck, Jose Flores, stopped immediately and remained at the scene.
A passerby transported Pineda and her son to Stat-Health, located at 1930 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park. A nurse at that location called 911 and Deer Park Fire Department Rescue transported Hernandez-Pineda to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. The boy was later transferred to Stony Brook University Hospital where he is in serious condition. Flores, 39, of Bay Shore, and four passengers in the vehicle were not injured.
An officer from the Suffolk Police Motor Carrier Safety Section responded to the scene and conducted a safety check on the vehicle. The investigation is continuing.