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Cops: Teen sisters hit by car in Massapequa

One of two teens who were struck by

One of two teens who were struck by a car while crossing Merrick Road in Massapequa is placed into a Nassau County police helicopter. (July 17, 2012) Credit: Paul Mazza

Two teenage sisters were injured, one seriously, when they were struck by a car while crossing Merrick Road in Massapequa, police said.

Nassau police are investigating the accident that left the 15-year-old with severe head trauma and in serious but stable condition and her 13-year-old sister with leg injuries in stable condition, Nassau County police said in a Wednesday news release.

The sisters, whom police wouldn't name, were crossing Merrick Road from the south side to the north at 8:20 p.m. when they were struck by a 2006 Toyota Corolla heading west on Merrick at Joludow Drive, police said. The accident happened in front of John J. Burns Park.

The sisters were taken to East Meadow's Nassau University Medical Center, where on Wednesday one sister remained in the pediatric intensive care unit in critical but stable condition and the other was transferred, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The unidentified female driver, 18, was given a breath-analyzer test that yielded "negative results," police said.

"Detectives report no apparent criminality at this time," police said in a news release.

The teen's car was impounded for a safety check, police said.

With Matthew Chayes

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