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Car Strikes Pedestrian in Glen Head, Long Island, Near Schools

Mar 25, 2013

At least one pedestrian was struck, and three other people were injured, in a car crash in Glen Head, New York, on Friday morning.

The accident happened just before 10 a.m. on Glen Cove Avenue, near the local middle school and high school buildings. Witnesses say a teacher in the school district was hit. Police say he may have been walking from one of the buildings to the other at the time of the accident, ABC Eyewitness News reported.

The 28-year-old driver of the car that caused the crash was airlifted to the hospital. Witnesses say the dark Lexus was swerving before it hit the pedestrian and then crashed into a white Volkswagen, injuring the occupants, a couple in their sixties, Eyewitness News said.

Detectives were trying to determine if the Lexus driver was speeding or driving under the influence. Charges are being filed. “Based on some of the witness statements that we do have, it appears that some of the actions he was doing prior to the accident were reckless,” Det. Michael Bitsko of the Nassau County Police Department told Eyewitness News.

Glen Cove Avenue is a busy road, area residents say, and parents whose children drive and walk to the schools are concerned. “This road happens to be one of the busiest roads, people driving 60 miles an hour, and it makes me concerned as a parent,” Christina Baretta told Eyewitness News.

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