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Two children struck, injured by police car on Long Island

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DEER PARK, Long Island (PIX11) — Two children were injured Sunday evening in Deer Park after a car crashed into a police cruiser, propelling it off the street and onto the sidewalk where the children were walking.

According to a Suffolk County police department release, an officer was returning from assignment around 6:40 p.m. and traveling northbound on  Deer Park Avenue when his vehicle was struck by a Toyota Camry.

The Toyota made a left turn in front of the police vehicle at the intersection of Lake Avenue and struck the police car.

Police say the cruiser was then propelled onto the sidewalk where it struck two boys, who were with an adult waiting to cross the street to go to a nearby pizzeria.

The eight-year-old was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was listed in stable condition with a soft tissue injury. The 12-year-old was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was listed in stable condition with an isolated ankle injury.

Both boys are of Hicksville.

The adult accompanying the children, Jose Flores, was not injured.

The police officer suffered a non-life-threatening concussion. The driver of the Toyota, Syed Tirmizi, 55, of Dix Hills, was not injured.

Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crash to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.

1 Comment

  • Mary Beth

    What is wrong with you people? Don’t you see that inflammatory and mis-leading headlines only fan the flames of police hatred? The police vehicle was struck. You make it sound like these kids were mowed down by a cop. You should be fired!

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