Bicycle and SUV collide, seriously injuring teen

Bicycle and SUV collide, seriously injuring teen

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A 19-year-old was seriously injured in a crash on Wednesday night while he was trying to cross the street on a bicycle.

The Suffolk County Police Department said the crash happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. at Laurel Road and Bellerose Avenue in East Northport. As the male teenager was crossing the road, he crashed into a 2004 Ford Expedition that had been heading north on Laurel, police said.

The bicyclist, Asharoken resident Ryan Brown, was in serious condition at Stony Brook University Hospital following the incident.

The Ford’s driver, a 53-year-old East Northport man, stayed at the scene of the crash, police said. No charges were filed against him.

Police impounded the Ford for a safety check.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call detectives at 631-854-8252.

Tuesday, May 3: This version adds the identity of the teen bicyclist who was injured in the crash, as per new police information.