2006-06-16 / Community

Accident Leaves 11-Year- Old Critical But Stable

By Howard Schwach


Elbert Lightner, the driver who hit the 11-year-old boy told police that he had a green light and the bicycle came across the intersection against the light.Elbert Lightner, the driver who hit the 11-year-old boy told police that he had a green light and the bicycle came across the intersection against the light. A local boy riding his bicycle on Beach 25 Street nearby the Rockaway Freeway last Tuesday night was hit by a car and remains in critical but stable condition at Mary Immaculate Hospital, police sources say.

Police say that Dorian Stevens, 11, of Beach 40 Street, was riding his bicycle at about 9 p.m. on Tuesday when he was struck in the Freeway crosswalk by a 1997 Plymouth Suburban driven by Elbert Lightner, 68, a Cambria Heights resident.

Officials say that Lightner told police that he had the green light and that the bicycle crossed in front of him against that light.

Stevens, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, suffered head, neck and torso injuries. He was rushed to the hospital by EMS ambulance.

Police at the scene issued a summons to Lightener for not having the proper insurance on the vehicle.

While hospital sources declined to comment on the young boy's condition at press time, police told The Wave that he would most likely make a recovery although it was unsure of what head trauma he had undergone.

The bicycle that Dorian Stevens had been riding lies in the middle of the street on Beach 25 Street shortly after the accident.The bicycle that Dorian Stevens had been riding lies in the middle of the street on Beach 25 Street shortly after the accident.

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