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Pedestrian Struck Crossing Jericho Turnpike

No criminal charges filed against driver; victim is in serious but stable condition.

Nassau Police are investigating an accident after a pedestrian was struck on Jericho Turnpike near Leonard Boulevard in New Hyde Park.

According to Third Squad detectives, a 26-year-old male driver was traveling westbound on Jericho Turnpike when he struck a 19-year-old man who was crossing the road heading south.

Nassau County Police ambulance transported the victim, who suffered head trauma, to a local hospital. He is listed in serious but stable condition.

Detectives report no apparent criminality at this time. Brake and safety checks were performed on the vehicle at the scene. A breathalyzer test was also administered on the driver yielding negative results.

Geoffrey Walter (Editor) August 20, 2012 at 07:06 AM
From Facebook: Denise Holm – I've noticed people J walking like crazy on Jericho Tpke it is both Pedestrian and Vehicle drivers to observe the law.

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