PLAINVIEW, LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Nassau County police are investigating a horrific accident the resulted in a pedestrian and motorist sustaining severe injuries. Fortunately, according to CBS New York, both the pedestrian and the driver of the car that went out of control are expected to make a full recovery. There is no information available about what might have precipitated the crash or whether the police have placed the driver of the vehicle under arrest. Nassau police did not say when their report would be completed.
An out of control vehicle ran down a pedestrian and them plowed through a wall at a Plainview shopping center. The violent crash happened just before 3:00 p.m. Law enforcement officers told the media the pedestrian who was struck by the vehicle sustained broken bones in the incident. Nassau County Police also said that the driver of the vehicle was also hurt. However, the police did not specify the type of injuries the driver sustained in the crash. Medical providers told police that both people injured in the incident should make complete recoveries.
Police are still trying to put all of the facts together. A media helicopter relayed video of the crash scene to CBS New York. Yellow crime scene tape could be seen guarding what appeared to be a garage doorway. A large piece of metal lay on the ground near that wall of the shopping center a short distance away from the portal. The narrative of the story suggests that the vehicle hit the pedestrian first and then went into the store. Police did not comment if the pedestrian was inside or outside of the store when he or she was hit.
Nassau police did not release any information concerning the make or model of the vehicle that hit the building. Additionally, the police did not discuss the residences of the people involved in the incident. All parties involved in the incident were very fortunate that no one was killed.
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