The 18-year-old driver of the SUV that crossed over the median on the Arborway yesterday is in critical but stable condition this morning, as is the adult driver of the pickup he crashed into, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Two 14-year-old passengers in the Mazda SUV are in a pediatric intensive-care; a 15-year-old suffered only minor injuries. A second adult in the Ford pickup also suffered only minor injuries, the DA's office says.
According to the DA's office, the SUV jumped the median and began to roll over on the other side of the Arborway when it crashed into the pickup around 2 p.m.
The cause and circumstances of the Mazda operator's apparent loss of control remain a key component of the investigation. State Police crash reconstruction experts will provide a scientific analysis of the incident in the days and weeks to come, while Troop H investigators and the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit are gathering surveillance and physical evidence and interviewing multiple witnesses and 911 callers. No charges at this time.