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A 4-year-old boy is in serious condition after police say the car he was riding in veered off the road and hit a tree on Long Island

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BETHPAGE, New York — A 4-year-old boy is in serious condition after police say the car he was riding in veered off the road and hit a tree on Long Island.

Police say the boy's grandfather was behind the wheel on Monday afternoon when he lost control of the car, careened over sidewalk and slammed into a tree in Bethpage.

The boy, who was strapped into his child seat, and the 65-year-old grandfather were taken to a hospital. Police say both suffered head injuries. The grandfather's injuries were not life-threatening.

Their names were not immediately released.

Police say there was no apparent criminality and results of field and blood tests did not show any sign of alcohol or drug impairment.

The cause remains under investigation.

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