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Skateboarder in Syosset Fatally Struck by Car

Posted on Nov 07, 2011

A 15-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car while riding a skateboard on South Oyster Bay Road in Syosset on Sunday afternoon.

Nassau County police said the victim was skateboarding with traffic on the shoulder of the road when he was hit by a southbound Chevrolet Impala near the corner of Parkfield Court at 1:05 p.m.

The victim, whose name was not released, collided with his friend before hitting the ground and suffering a severe head injury, police said. He was taken to North Shore Syosset Hospital and pronounced dead a half hour later. The other boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a fractured ankle.

The 32-year-old driver was not charged. His car was impounded from the scene for safety inspections.

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