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Cops: 2 Pedestrians Struck on Hempstead Turnpike

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A man and a woman were hospitalized late Sunday after being struck by a car on Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead, police said. 

Cops said a 65-year-old man was driving a 1998 Ford east on Hempstead Turnpike when he struck two people crossing the street. A 31-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman were crossing the road near Garden City Boulevard when the collision happened, police said. 

The female victim was airlifted by NCPD to a nearby hospital for "severe head trauma," cops said. The male victim was also brought to a nearby hospital via ambulance for treatment of head trauma, police said. 

The driver was brought to a hospital and treated for lacerations to the hands, cops said.

No criminality is suspected in the collision, which took place at about 11:35 p.m. Sunday.

The car was impounded for a safety check after the accident.

The investigation is ongoing.

elizabeth baptiste May 26, 2014 at 09:52 PM
hempstead trnpke is the worst in nassau county so many accidents my daughter was hit by a car and the person never stopped she was lucky.
Christine Fennes May 26, 2014 at 11:52 PM
Most, not all, of the accidents on Hempstead Tpke are caused by pedestrians crossing where there are no traffic lights. Had that couple walked three blocks either way they could have crossed at a traffic light. How many times have you just barely seen someone in the road because lights from oncoming cars happen to show them for a second? I hope the couple heal well. My heart goes out to driver.
Joe Mahoney May 27, 2014 at 08:12 AM
Drivers need to be more alert. Avoid hits no matter what crosses before a driver. I almost hit a deer last night.

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