A woman walking across 5th avenue in Bay Shore was fatally struck by a car Tuesday night. Newsday reports that the 66-year-old victim was hit by a 2000 Nissan Maxima headed southbound at 8:47 p.m. A physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner pronounced her dead at the scene.
Police said in a news release that the driver of the vehicle was a 32-year-old man of Wyandanch. He drove to the Third Precinct to report the crash, which is being investigated by the Suffolk County’s police Vehicular Crime Unit. The car was impounded for a safety check. A police spokeswoman told Newsday that criminal charges are not expected “at this point,” According to Newsday, anyone with information about the incident should call the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555.
In February, a three-vehicle crash in Suffolk left eight people injured. The accident involved a Suffolk County Transit bus, a Ford pickup and a Nissan. The bus had been carrying 11 passengers. One of the passengers in the pickup had to be airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital due to serious chest trauma. Five passengers were transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center with minor injuries; four of them were children between the ages of 3 and 12. Three people were injured in March when a car collided with an SUV belonging to a fire chief in Hauppauge.