A Suffolk County police officer crashed his patrol car into two boys, wounding them, after another car crashed into the police cruiser in Deer Park on Sunday evening.

A Second Precinct Police Officer was driving northbound on Deer Park Avenue when his vehicle was struck by a southbound Toyota Camry that made a left turn in front of him at the corner of Lake Avenue at 6:40 p.m., police said.

The patrol car then veered onto the sidewalk, where it struck two boys—cousins ages 8 and 12, both from Hicksville—who were with an adult waiting to cross the street to go to a nearby pizzeria, police said.

The younger boy was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition with a soft tissue injury. The older boy was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was listed in stable condition with an isolated ankle injury. The adult was not injured.

The police officer suffered a non-life-threatening concussion. The driver of the Toyota was not injured.

First Precinct detectives impounded both vehicles, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this crash to call them at 631-854-8152.

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