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West Islip Teen Hit by Car Fighting For His Life

Thomas Labetti, 15, was riding his bicycle on Udall Road Tuesday night when he was struck by an SUV, police say.

A West Islip teen riding his bicycle in town Tuesday night was hit by a car and is now in critical condition in the hospital, police said.  

Thomas Labetti, 15, was riding southbound on Udall Road, near Pine Avenue, when he was struck by a 2006 Chevy Tahoe that was also headed southbound at 7:38 p.m., police said. 

Labetti was rushed to the hospital by West Islip Fire Department Rescue and the teen is now listed in critical condition with "severe internal injuries," police said. 

The driver of the Tahoe, 34-year-old Dennis A. Grabhorn Jr., of West Islip, was not injured in the crash. 

No criminal charges have been filed against Grabhorn as the investigation into the crash continues. 

Police are asking anyone with information about the crash to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352. 

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Tara Wilson September 28, 2012 at 01:33 AM
My heart is broken for the pain and suffering the Labetti family has gone and will go through. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you have the strength needed in the days to come and may you be comforted by precious memories. The Wilson family
vall September 28, 2012 at 01:58 AM
To the Labetti Family, Please accept our condolences. Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. The Vallinoto Family
Lori September 28, 2012 at 02:19 AM
We are so sorry for your loss. If there is anything you need please let us know. The Garcia family
Harry Findel September 28, 2012 at 03:04 AM
i miss you tommy boy i love you man soo much <33
jean van tassel September 28, 2012 at 09:35 PM
our hearts and prayers go out to Tom's family,may you fly with the angels and find peace forever. Joseph will miss his friend. Dave and Jean Van Tassel and your friend Joe Cardona

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