A Long Island teen’s organs will be donated after doctors determined that he had little chance to survive a crash involving a police cruiser.
Anthony Stinson, 13, was struck by the cop car while he crossed the intersection of William Floyd Parkway and Adobe Drive in Shirley Saturday evening.
Since the crash, he had been on life support after suffering a severe head wound that left him brain-dead.
“Children will get healthier and improve their living and life span thanks to Anthony,” the eighth-grader’s heartbroken mom said while wearing his Cincinnati Bengals football jersey and necklace with their logo.
“I said, ‘Anthony, I’m so proud of you helping other kids, your legacy is leaving this earth. I have to let you go free, go fly, and watch over all your friends.”
Police said that the Seventh Precinct Patrol officer who was behind the wheel of the cruiser had activated lights and sirens before the collision.
In an attempt to avoid hitting the boy on a bicycle, she hit a car, a tree, and two parked vehicles on Margin Drive West. The accident is still under investigation.