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Boy, 14, struck and killed by car while riding bicycle in Oceanside


A 14-year-old boy was fatally struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Oceanside on Sunday afternoon.

According to a release by the Nassau County Police Department, the teen, who was later identified as Oceanside High School ninth-grader Dylan Schuster, was attempting to cross from the south to the north side of Daly Boulevard when he was struck by a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox. The SUV was traveling westbound on Daly, in the vicinity of Long Beach Road, at about 5 p.m. 

"It is with great sadness that I share with the community the news that Dylan Schuster, a 9th grade student at Oceanside High School, passed away yesterday evening,” Superintendent of Oceanside Schools Phyllis Harrington said in a statement on Monday. “Dylan was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a car. Our Oceanside High School administrators and faculty met early this morning to put resources in place for grieving students and staff. On behalf of our entire school district, we extend our deepest sympathy to Dylan's family."   

The teen suffered multiple injuries and was transported by the Oceanside Fire Department to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:21 p.m. 

The driver remained at the scene and the vehicle underwent a safety inspection, according to the NCPD. The driver was not charged. 

The family has created a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses. To view the page or donate, click here