HICKSVILLE, Long Island, New York — A 54-year-old woman who hailed from Westbury was a victim of a hit-and-run crash Tuesday around 5:45 a.m. Detectives assigned to investigate the incident from the Nassau County Police did not announce the identity of the woman killed by the fleeing driver immediately, according to an article appearing in the Daily Voice. The initial reports filed by detectives indicate that the victim tried to cross West John Street, where it intersects with Kuhl Avenue when a vehicle hit her and took off. Nassau County detectives are still working the case and have not identified a suspect at this time. Officers are asking witnesses to come forward with information about the case. They have offered anonymity to tipsters in exchange for sharing what they know about the accident.
The Nassau County police detectives working the case told the media that the 54-year-old hit-and-run victim sustained massive trauma across her body. Medics rapidly arrived at the scene to treat the woman. Regrettably, there was nothing that they could do for her, and medics declared her dead at the scene of the crash. Nassau County detectives closed the road to work the crash scene.
A photograph of the intersection in which the hit-and-run accident happened shows a crosswalk that is clearly marked spanning West John Street. A pedestrian signal appears on each sidewalk, and traffic lights control the flow of vehicles through the intersection.
Police have not speculated why the suspect fled the scene. When a person runs from police after colliding with a pedestrian or another vehicle, they are usually scared. Hitting a pedestrian is a frightening event. However, motorists have a duty to stop and render aid. Many times people will run from accident scenes out of fear even though the accident was not their fault. However, most people who run from the scene of an accident are trying to hide something like intoxication or driving while unlicensed.
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