Police: Car fatally strikes 13-year-old riding bike in Levittown

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A driver fatally struck a 13-year-old boy who was riding his bike in Levittown on Sunday.

Police say 13-year-old Andrew Alati was riding his bicycle on Hempstead Turnpike Sunday evening when he was hit by a 19-year-old man driving a Toyota Camry.

The driver stayed at the scene and called 911, but the boy could not be saved. Police say the teen driver is not facing charges.

Kevin Nicolini, of Levittown, organized a memorial bike ride from Burger King on Wantagh Avenue to the site of the accident. Nassau County police escorted the ride.

Teenagers brought flowers for Alati at the site of the accident. Police gave the young bicyclists a reminder to be safe as they ride their bikes this summer.

Vision Long Island is a nonprofit focused on downtown revitalization and walkability. Eric Alexander, the director of Vision Long Island, says he would like to see more crosswalks placed along the stretch of Hempstead Turnpike where Alati was hit.

The superintendent of Island Trees Memorial Middle School says grief counselors will be on hand at the school throughout the week.



           

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