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Mercedes-Benz driver hits 4 in Port Jefferson Station: cops

A motorist in a Mercedes-Benz struck four pedestrians,

A motorist in a Mercedes-Benz struck four pedestrians, injuring one of them seriously, on Thursday night, June 23, 2016, in Port Jefferson Station, Suffolk County police said. Photo Credit: Stringer News Service

Four pedestrians were injured — one of them seriously — when a driver operating a Mercedes-Benz struck them in Port Jefferson Station Thursday night, police said.

Abdelkader Barka was behind the wheel of the 2004 vehicle traveling northbound on Jayne Boulevard north of Greene Avenue when he hit the group as they were partially walking in the travel lane abound 9:25 p.m., Suffolk County police said in a news release.

Jonathon Caba, 19, suffered a serious head injury, police said. He and Yaviel Calderon, 22, were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital by the Terryville Fire Department, where Calderon was treated and released for a leg injury. Jerry Vargas, 18, and Aneudi Dilone, 20, refused medical treatment, police said.

Everyone involved in the crash lives in Port Jefferson Station, police said.

The driver, 22, was taken to John T. Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson by the Terryville Fire Department after suffering a panic attack, police said. A photo taken at the scene of the crash shows the dark-colored sedan with a shattered windshield on the passenger side as well as the passenger side rearview mirror broken off.

Barka’s Benz was impounded for a safety check, police said, while the investigation continues.

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