12-year-old boy seriously injured after being struck by car on Long Island: police

SEAFORD, L.I. — A child suffered serious injuries after being struck by a car while crossing the street Friday afternoon on Long Island, according to police.

Authorities said a 12-year-old boy was hit by a Toyota Corolla while attempting to cross Merrick Road near Washington Avenue in Seaford, Long Island, just before 1:40 p.m. Friday afternoon.

The child was airlifted by helicopter to an area hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Authorities said the driver of the car, a 32-year-old woman, remained at the scene.

Police said there appears to be no criminality with the accident at this time but that the investigation is ongoing.

Merrick Road was closed at Washington Avenue earlier due to the accident, but has since reopened in both directions, police said.

Police initially reported the accident occurring at 2000 Jackson Ave. in Seaford, but updated it to the above information.

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