HEMPSTEAD, Long Island, N.Y. — Nassau County police officers say that two cars struck a 38-year-old man who was attempting to cross a Hempstead Street. Both motorists stayed at the scene of the crash and spoke with police. Newsday reported that the collision took place around 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Police have not released the name of the man who died, nor have they released the identity of the two motorists who struck the pedestrian. Officers are still investigating what happened and have not issued criminal charges or any traffic citations as of press time.
The preliminary information disclosed by Nassau County police officers concerning the accident indicates that the 38-year-old pedestrian was crossing South Franklin Street and Elm Avenue in Hempstead just after 9 p.m. A 2014 Nissan Altima headed in a southerly direction on South Franklin Street was the first car to hit the pedestrian. Then a second car, identified by police as a 2009 BMW X-5 sports utility vehicle, struck the man while he was in the road. The BMW was also headed south on South Franklin Street when it hit the pedestrian. Officers did not say if the pedestrian was in the crosswalk when the vehicles collided with him.
Nassau police said the man’s injuries were severe. Emergency medical personnel transported the critically injured man to a local emergency room. Sadly, doctors at the hospital declared the 38-year-old man had died from his injuries not long after his arrival at the hospital.
Nassau County law enforcement officers said that both drivers stayed at the crash site. Accident reconstruction officers from Nassau County police examined both vehicles involved and performed safety checks of both cars. Neither of the drivers experienced an injury in the collision.
Nassau County police continue to investigate the fatal crash, and they have not released their opinion regarding the relative fault of the parties in causing the deadly accident.
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