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7 kids hurt in Lynbrook crash, 2 in serious condition, police say

The Lynbrook Police Department responded to a car

The Lynbrook Police Department responded to a car accident at the intersection of Peninsula Boulevard and Lyon Place on Monday, July 18, 2016. Photo Credit: Jim Staubitser

Seven children were hospitalized, two with serious injuries, after a crash in Lynbrook Monday afternoon, police said.

About 1 p.m., a Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by a 38-year-old man turning left onto Peninsula Boulevard collided with a Ford Explorer, which was pushed into a telephone pole by the impact, according to Lynbrook Police Chief Joseph Neve and Nassau police. The Explorer was carrying nine people, including seven children ages 8 to 14, Neve said.

Nassau police said all of the occupants of the sport utility vehicle, including the 46-year-old male driver, were taken to hospitals for treatment.

Two children, who are brothers, were hospitalized with “serious head injuries,” Neve said. Nassau police said the two children were listed in serious condition.

Lynbrook police are investigating the crash. No arrests have been made and it “doesn’t appear that intoxication was involved,” Neve said.

Brake and safety checks on the pickup and the SUV were performed at the scene, Nassau police said. The Explorer was impounded, and the accident appears to be noncriminal in nature, Nassau police said.

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