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Driver charged after Coram man falls off hood of car, police say

Suffolk police respond to Smith Road in Ridge

Suffolk police respond to Smith Road in Ridge at about 10:30 p.m. June 21, 2017. Photo Credit: Stringer News Service

A 17-year-old Coram man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after he fell off the hood of a car he was riding on Wednesday night in Ridge, striking his head, police said.

The driver of the 2005 Ford involved in the incident, identified only as a 16-year-old male from Yaphank, was charged with driving without a license, permitting a person attached to a vehicle, and with driving with an obstructed view, Suffolk County police said.

The injured teen also was issued a summons — for riding while attached to a vehicle, police said.

Neither teen was named by police.

The 17-year-old was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.

The incident occurred on Smith Road at about 10:20 p.m.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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