A 10-year-old bicyclist was injured after he struck a tree in an East Northport park on Friday, fire officials said.
The boy was riding on the bike trails in Meadowlark Park off Middleville Road at around 5:30 p.m. when he struck the tree. The East Northport Fire Department responded and found the boy about a mile into the woods.
Firefighters used an off-the-road Brush truck to reach the young boy, who was brought to a waiting ambulance and evaluated by EMS personnel. The boy was then brought to Stony Brook University Hospital by a Suffolk Police medevac helicopter that landed at nearby Northport VA Hospital.
About 25 East Northport volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel responded with two ambulances, a brush truck and paramedic unit. They were under the command of Chief Wayne Kaifler Jr., and Second Assistant Chief Dan Flanagan.
An engine was dispatched to the helicopter landing zone, and an additional engine from the Northport VA Hospital Fire Department also assisted. The Greenlawn Fire Department provided an engine for standby coverage in East Northport during the incident.