UPDATED: 10-Year-Old Lindenhurst Boy Hit by Car Critically Injured

John Johnson was crossing Montauk Highway with his mother when he was struck, police say.

A 10-year-old boy from Lindenhurst is in critical condition in the hospital after he was hit by a car Saturday night, police said. 

John Johnson was crossing Montauk Highway at South 13th Street in Lindenhurst with his mother when he was struck by a 2008 Toyota Scion that was traveling west on Montauk Highway at about 8:30 p.m., police said. 

Johnson was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was listed in critical condition with a head injury, police said. 

The driver of the Scion, Cory Pettit, 21, of Lindenhurst, and his female passenger were not injured in the crash. The Toyota was impounded for a safety check.

No criminality was involved in the crash, police said. 

Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.

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Joseph Bongiardina June 15, 2014 at 04:36 PM
I can't imagine why there's a crosswalk there, it's unsafe to cross Montauk Hwy anywhere. Westbound, it's a half mile from the last light, cars are zooming without a care.
Traffic Guy June 15, 2014 at 09:25 PM
Everybody wants to blame somebody for everything. The story references "no criminality": it's actually possible that bad judgment was involved in this accident on Montauk HIGHWAY.
massapequa mom June 15, 2014 at 11:14 PM
Prayers for this boy and his family. This is a dangerous spot and there are frequent accidents.
Goksel Aslan Ozcanbay June 16, 2014 at 06:59 PM
So sad, hope he will be fine soon.My prayers with the family
houseoflindastorm June 16, 2014 at 10:08 PM
Heading west at that time of night the sun glare is terrible! I'm sure that had something to do with it... this is a terrible story and my prayers go out to this child and his poor family!


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