Nassau police say Remick Menjivar crashed a stolen vehicle into...

Nassau police say Remick Menjivar crashed a stolen vehicle into the wall of a North Merrick elementary school. (March 20, 2012) Credit: Howard Schnapp ; NCPD

The suspected carjacker accused of fleeing police and crashing the stolen vehicle into a schoolhouse wall Tuesday needs urgent medical attention in jail, his attorney told a judge Friday.

The suspect, Remick X. Menjivar, 18, of Freeport, was hurt when the Infiniti he was driving crashed Tuesday afternoon after being chased by Nassau County police, according to the lawyer, Adrienne Flipse Hausch, of Mineola.

Menjivar -- charged with being armed and struggling with police trying to arrest him -- appears to have bruises on his face, and Flipse Hausch said he also hurt his leg. At the court appearance Friday, she asked the judge to order that he can see a medic -- a request the judge approved.

"It's very necessary, your honor," Flipse Hausch said to the judge, Scott Fairgrieve of District Court in Mineola.

Menjivar and another man have been charged in Tuesday's carjacking.

According to authorities, Menjivar stole the 2006 gray Infiniti at gunpoint from a home on Ohio Street in Hicksville. After plainclothes cops spotted the car in North Bellmore about 15 minutes later, Menjivar allegedly led them on a chase before he crashed the car into an unmarked police Jeep and then into the wall at Harold Fayette Elementary School in North Merrick. Police said he bailed out of the car and was tackled by the officers.

On Friday, neither Menjivar nor the other suspect, Edwin Flores, 20, of Hicksville, appeared in the courtroom.

Menjivar and Flores are jailed without bail and have pleaded not guilty.

Charges against Menjivar and Flores include first-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree robbery, first-degree criminal use of a firearm and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

A third man, Shameik Howard, 20, of 64 Mount Ave., of Freeport, was charged with criminal possession of stolen property after police said he was caught getting into a stolen car used in the crime with Flores. Howard, who pleaded not guilty, is being held on $50,000 bond or $25,000 cash bail.

According to court papers, three of the officers were hurt while arresting Menjivar -- one of them with a concussion in the crash, another had a torn hamstring and was cut on his leg, and the third suffered neck, back and head injuries. All three have been released from the hospital.

The case is due back in court April 3.

Flores is represented by Stuart Austin of Mineola, and Howard by Karen Johnston of Garden City.

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