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Police: Huntington Station teen hit by car, seriously injured

The scene of an accident late Wednesday, July

The scene of an accident late Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in Huntington Station where a teenager trying to cross Jericho Turnpike was hit by a car. Carlos Veliz-Hernandez, 15, of Huntington Station, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, police said. Photo Credit: Stringer News Service

A teenager trying to cross Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station late Wednesday had serious injuries after being struck by a car, Suffolk County police said.

Carlos Veliz-Hernandez, 15, of Huntington Station was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he is listed in serious condition, police said.

Veliz-Hernandez was walking on the turnpike at about 9:15 p.m. when he tried to cross about 30 feet west of Melville Road, police said.

He was then hit by a 2008 BMW driven by Jeanne Erra, 56, also of Huntington Station.

Police in a news release provided no further details on the nature of Veliz-Hernandez's injuries. Erra was not injured.

The BMW was impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252. All information will be kept confidential.

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