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11-year-old hit and killed by truck on bike in Hamptons

An 11-year-old boy was killed on his bike in the Hamptons on Thursday when a pickup truck driver backed into him, police said.

The child was riding his bike on Town Line Road in Sagaponack, Southampton, when a man in a 2022 Ford Ranger, reversing from a construction site, struck the boy just before 5:30pm, Southampton Police said.

EMS transported the “seriously injured” boy to a nearby hospital, but he could not be rescued, police said.

The boy’s parents were alerted and, along with police officers, several ambulances and the local fire department, rushed to the scene.

The driver of the van stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, according to the police.

Southampton Town investigators remained on the scene Thursday night conducting a full investigation.

No charges were brought.

The child is the second person to be fatally hit by a car while bicycling in the Hamptons this week.

A 70-year-old man on a bicycle was struck by a rider in East Hampton on Sunday morning and died in hospital.

The cyclist, Russell Windsor, collided with a 2011 Toyota Sienna on the Montauk Highway in Amagansett while entering the highway from the east shoulder. He was taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, East Hampton Police said.

A portion of the highway where the accident occurred, known as the Napeague Stretch, was closed for several hours following the incident.

The Toyota driver, Mohammad Rahman, remained at the scene and no crime is suspected, police said.

https://nypost.com/2022/07/07/11-year-old-on-bike-struck-and-killed-by-truck-in-hamptons/ 11-year-old hit and killed by truck on bike in Hamptons

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