A Mattituck High School student was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center Friday morning after being hit by a vehicle at the corner of Wickham Avenue and Pike Street, fire officials said.
The boy was listed in fair condition Friday afternoon, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
Southold Town police and Mattituck Fire Department volunteers responded to the scene just before 10 a.m. Police said the 16-year-old Peconic boy was crossing the street on a skateboard when he struck by a silver Mercedes sedan, driven by a 34-year-old Greenport woman, which stayed at the scene.
The student was airlifted from Strawberry Fields about 10:30 a.m.
Mattituck-Cutchogue School District Superintendent Ann Smith said the student’s parents were with him at the hospital shortly after the accident.
She said both junior and senior high school students are permitted to leave campus during their lunch period. Only senior students are permitted to drive, while juniors can walk, according to the schools off-campus lunch policy.
Ms. Smith said a crossing guard is assigned to the intersection, routinely assisting students walking to and from campus. Police said the boy entered the crosswalk against the direction of the crossing guard and failed to yield to the vehicle.