2017-09-28 / Front Page

Three-year-old hit by truck and seriously injured in Deer Park

A 3-year-old Deer Park boy was struck and seriously injured by a truck on Deer Park Avenue yesterday.

 Police said that the child, Marco Hernandez-Pineda was on the sidewalk with his mother Bessy Pineda at approximately 12 p.m. when he apparently ran into oncoming traffic on Deer Park Avenue along the intersection of Grand Boulevard. He was struck by intersection 2014 Ford commercial landscaping truck traveling north in the right lane. The driver of the truck, Jose Flores, stopped immediately and remained at the scene. He was not charged in the incident.

 A passerby transported Pineda and her son to Stat-Health, 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.

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