Police: 14-year-old Oceanside girl struck by car, suffers 'massive trauma'

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Police and Oceanside school officials reported Friday morning that a ninth-grade Oceanside High School girl, whose first name is Lara, was struck by a car and seriously injured.

The girl reportedly suffered “massive trauma,” when at 7:18 a.m. a 63-year-old man driving east on Foxhurst Road hit her near Harvey Avenue, police said. Nassau County police rushed her to a nearby hospital where she was listed in critical condition at press time on Friday morning.

“This morning we learned that a ninth-grade student from Oceanside High School was hit by a car and was seriously injured,” Oceanside school officials said in a statement. “Our support personnel are on hand to assist students, and our thoughts and prayers are with our student, her family and her friends as we wait for the news.”

The Herald will update this story as more information becomes available.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to pay for Lara's medical expenses and can be found here.