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Update: 13-year-old crossing Osborn Avenue critically injured

Update (March 9, 8:10 p.m.): A 13-year-old boy was critically injured when he was struck by a car while he was trying to cross Osborn Avenue in front of the Pulaski Street elementary school Friday afternoon, Riverhead Town police said in a press release.

Police received a 911 call about the pedestrian accident at 2:59 p.m

The investigation revealed that Nadia B. Altman, 44, of Riverhead was driving a 2011 Toyota Camry north on Osborn Avenue when the boy tried to cross from the east side of the street.

Members of the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance treated the boy at the scene and transported him to Peconic Bay Medical Center. He was then flown to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment, police said.

Ms. Altman was not injured.

No charges were immediately filed.

Her vehicle was impounded for a motor vehicle safety check. Anyone that may have witnessed the accident is asked to call Riverhead police detectives at 631-727-4500 ext. 326.

Originally (March 9, 2:45 p.m.): Riverhead Town police are investigating a car accident that left a pedestrian injured in front of the Pulaski Street elementary school on Osborn Avenue on Friday afternoon, just as school let out.

Police would not immediately clear if the victim was a child or an adult.

The accident occurred just before 3 p.m.

Elementary school classes were dismissed at 2:35 p.m.

Police at the scene said the pedestrian was taken to nearby Peconic Bay Medical Center. First responders had called for a medevac helicopter, but the request was ultimately canceled.

Riverhead Town police did not provide many details, saying it was still an active investigation. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

A red Toyota Camry sat near the middle of Osborn Avenue, which was roped off at Pulaski Street by police tape. The vehicle did not have any apparent damage.

Officers appeared to be questioning the driver on scene.

Officers on scene were taking measurements at the scene.

Top photo caption: A pedestrian was injured in an accident in front of the Pulaski Street School in Riverhead Friday afternoon. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

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