Suffolk County

Long Island Skateboarder Seriously Hurt After Police Car Hits Him: Police

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  • A police car in Suffolk County hit a man skateboarding in the middle of the road in Wyandanch Tuesday night, police said
  • The 28-year-old skateboarder was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries
  • The officers were on their way to a call and had their lights on; neither of them was hurt but the car was impounded for a safety check

A 28-year-old skateboarder was seriously hurt when he was hit by a police car heading to a call on Long Island Tuesday night, police said. 

Suffolk police say a marked SUV from the First Precinct was going southbound on Straight Path near South 24th Street in Wyandanch when it hit a skateboarder coming from the opposite direction, in the center turning lane of the road, around 5 p.m.

The officers were responding to a call and had their emergency lights on, police said.

The skateboarder, Michael Moccasin of Wyandanch, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip with serious but non-life threatening injuries. 

The two officers weren't hurt. The police vehicle has been impounded for a safety check. 

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