Official: Teen bicyclist stable after crash

A teen on a bicycle collided with a

A teen on a bicycle collided with a vehicle in Lindenhurst, Suffolk police said. (June 19, 2013) (Credit: Paul Mazza)

The condition of a Lindenhurst youth who was seriously injured when he rode his bicycle into a car Wednesday has improved, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Joseph Calabrese, 16, is in stable condition at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, a spokeswoman for the West Islip facility said Thursday.

Calabrese was injured at about 4:45 p.m. when he was riding his bicycle south across the intersection of West Hoffman Avenue and South Wellwood Avenue, police said.


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His bike "apparently struck" a 2010 Volkswagen Routan that was driving west on West Hoffman Avenue, police said.

Calabrese was taken to Good Samaritan "in serious condition," police said.

The car, which was driven by Timothy O'Connell, 44, also of Lindenhurst, was impounded for a safety check, police said. Neither O'Connell nor any of three passengers was injured, police said.

The investigation is ongoing, police said. Anyone with information can call the First Squad at 631-854-8152. All calls will be kept confidential.

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