HEMPSTEAD, NY – According to Abc7ny.com, a deadly hit-and-run on Long Island is under investigation. The incident took place at about 6:40 in the evening close to the intersection of Westbury Boulevard and Commander Avenue. According to reports, the victim, a 56-year-old woman was walking in the area and was struck by a vehicle that has not yet been identified. The vehicle then fled the scene.
The victim’s husband said that his wife was a home health aide who was traveling back from her job and had just gotten off of the bus when she was killed. The family had just celebrated the victim’s birthday a week before her death.
Reports indicate that the victim sustained multiple injuries and was later pronounced dead.
The victim had called her 15-year-old daughter just before being hit. The teen described her mom as “the best mom in the world.”
The family is devastated and is asking that the driver come forward.
The investigation is still being carried out, and the police are asking that anyone with information, please contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers.
Hit-and-run crashes have been on the rise across the United States in recent years, as have pedestrian fatalities in general. Larger vehicles and more vehicles on the road make for a greater number of pedestrian accidents, and a greater number of pedestrian deaths. Pedestrians are victims of hit-and-runs more often than other individuals. When a person is hit by a car, the driver can often flee without much damage to their vehicle.
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