Police: F.S. driver strikes teen

Pedestrian suffers broken bones, head trauma


A 14-year-old boy was struck by a car driven by a 53-year-old Franklin Square woman while he was walking in North Valley Stream on Dec. 3 at 8:10 p.m., according to New York State Police. The boy suffered multiple broken bones and head trauma, police said, and the woman, Victoria Ruane, was arrested at the scene.

According to police, Ruane, who was driving a Ford Escape, hit the boy near the eastbound entrance ramp at Exit 13 of the Southern State Parkway. Detectives said that Ruane was attempting to enter the parkway from the northbound lanes of Central Avenue, where the boy was crossing the road.

Ruane was driving with a suspended license and no insurance, according to police, and was charged with several traffic violations. The boy, whose identity was not released, was taken to North Shore LIJ Hospital in New Hyde Park, where he was in critical condition as the Herald went to press.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact State Police at (631) 756-3300.