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Cops: 2 Teens Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver

Victims sustained non-life threatening injuries in Wantagh State Parkway accident.

Two teens were struck in a hit-and-run on the Wantagh State Parkway early Tuesday, according to New York State Police.

Troopers said they received a call at about 3 a.m for a hit-and-run in the southbound lanes of the Wantagh State Parkway south of Merrick Road. The victims, an 18-year-old man from Wantagh and a 15-year-old girl from Levittown, had just exited their car when they were struck by an oncoming vehicle, cops said.

The victims were treated for non-life threatening injuries at Nassau University Medical Center, cops said.

State Police are asking anyone with information about the hit-and-run to call Troop L Headquarters at 631-756-3300. All callers will remain anonymous.

Jenn July 14, 2014 at 09:25 AM
My 2 cents: according to the Newsday article, they were struck close to 3am, not closer to 11pm in which the sister tried to steer us towards in an earlier comment NEWSDAY: "struck by an unknown vehicle after they had car trouble on the southbound Wantagh State Parkway south of Merrick Road around 3 a.m." The article doesn't say they were struck and later found around 3. It could be wrong, but this is my observation. Next - his Facebook wall shows he had a birthday on July 5th, so in all fairness he was not a man dating a child up until a few days ago. I'm not sure how I would handle that circumstance as a parent. For all we know, they've been "dating" for 2 years, does that possibility change things for their age difference? Maybe. Next - The fact that they were leaving the house at 11pm is still disturbing to me. Coming home, YES. Going out, NO. Even more odd to me is this was a Monday night that they went out at this hour. Next - the seemingly innocent angel of a girl that everyone would like for us to believe has a disgustingly foul mouth with can be seen on her own Facebook wall dating back into early 2011 when she 4 curse words in 1 post and it only gets worse from there through to today. She even had a behavior contract given to her by her school which she posts on 6/23/2011. It was to be signed by her, the parents, the psychologist and the teacher. For those that say the victims are not to blame, I stand on middle ground with that. No matter who is at fault, an accident cannot occur between 2 parties unless both parties are present. So some fault lies on both sides, even if it's the small amount of fault for "just being there". LASTLY: The horrible person who left these people on the side of the road should be beaten when they find them. No self respecting person leaves a scene with people on the ground hurt and possibly dying. To that idiot I say: What if you killed them? How can you live with yourself? Were you drunk or high and couldn't stand the thought of getting arrested? I can't imagine anyone leaving the scene of a legitimate accident (one with no drugs or alcohol involved). OR did you follow them and there's more to this story? I hope you come forward and own up to your responsibilities.
Christopher Wendt July 14, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Well researched and reasonable comment from Jenn. Concerning the female victim's vulgar language and public demeanor, not meaning to excuse her deportment, but there are many, many (negative) role models in today's media which she is likely emulating. Good news: she still has plenty of time to grow up.
Lorraine DeVita July 14, 2014 at 12:51 PM
@CW- Are you blaming the media for the bad language,bad behavior and poor choices ? Are you making/allowing Excuses for parents who have checked out and copped out saying they cant control what their kids do "the Media is a bad influence" "Blame the media" WHICH I find odd because there are so many OTHER parents who DO parent responsibly and effectively. Who CARE and who seem to have their priorities established with a realistic handle on raising somewhat responsible kids. Kids who don't demean themselves by emulating media based bad behavior
FedUpRealist July 14, 2014 at 01:36 PM
How 'bout the plausibiltty of a dare or attempted suicide or a drug deal gone bad???...C'mon, people, these weren't the sharpest tools in the shed...Regardless, the driver who took off will, hopefully, drive into a tree and live for a couple of hours before they are found dead - by a hungry dog!...He/she will have had some time to 'reflect'...
Lorraine DeVita July 14, 2014 at 04:05 PM
perhaps this will initiate some talk between the state., county and homeland security , to install cameras at all the entrances and exits on the roadways across the country. We could see who is sneaking out at nite, who is sneaking across the border, who is up to no good and who is running over whom ... Maybe The drunk, drugged, idiotic and just plain ol stupid would be encouraged to stay home ...

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