IDs Released For Driver, Three Boys Struck By Car In Lindenhurst

The three boys who were hit by a car while crossing a street on their way to a nearby 7-Eleven on Long Island have been identified, along with the driver of the vehicle.

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Three boys were hit by a car on their way to a 7-Eleven store.
Three boys were hit by a car on their way to a 7-Eleven store. Photo Credit: Google Maps

The incident took place in Lindenhurst at around 3:55 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, when the boys, two brothers and their cousin were in the roadway near the northwest corner of the intersection of Sunrise Highway and Straight Path when they were struck by a 1998 Dodge Stratus driven by Ryan Arthur, 20, of West Babylon, Suffolk County Police said.

The boys had left a home on 32nd Street in Copiague to go to the 7-Eleven for snacks.

All three boys were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. 

Wednesday afternoon officials said, Jose L. Lopez, 13, of Copiague, was listed in critical condition, and his brother, Jose E. Lopez, 9, of the same address, was listed in serious condition. Their cousin, Luis Tejada, 12, of West Babylon, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Arthur, who was not injured, remained at the scene. The incident appears to be non-criminal at this time,  police said. 

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