Car strikes student-athlete outside Northport High School

<p>A 14-year-old student at Northport High School is in serious condition after being struck by a car Tuesday morning outside the school.</p>

News 12 Staff

Sep 4, 2018, 3:29 PM

Updated 2,093 days ago

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A 14-year-old student at Northport High School is in serious condition after being struck by a car Tuesday morning outside the school.
A district spokeswoman says the teen was on his way to cross-country track practice before the incident occurred around 8 a.m.
The incoming freshman was struck by a Honda as he was trying to cross Laurel Hill Road. He made it across one lane of traffic, but was then then hit by the eastbound driver.
News 12 was told that the teen suffered a head and leg injury. He was airlifted from the school’s football field to Stony Brook University Hospital.
Police say the driver of the car, Janet Aliperti, 57, was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license and registration. According to her social media accounts, Aliperti has been employed at the school as a food service worker for 15 years.
School is not yet in session. The building was open for sports activities and a superintendent's conference.
Janet Aliperti, Suffolk PIO
News 12 viewer photo of student being airlifted


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