A pickup truck attached to a plow hit a Copiague woman, leaving her seriously injured. Newsday reports that the 53-year-old was crossing New Highway between 41st and 42nd streets when she was hit by 1989 GMC. The truck, which was not plowing at the time of the accident, was driven by a 58-year-old man of Farmingdale. Police say he was not injured. The injured woman was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital via helicopter with serious injuries, according to Suffolk police. The truck has been impounded for a safety check, Newsday reports. Police say the investigation is ongoing.
Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are not uncommon in Long Island. Several weeks ago, a retired East Meadow firefighter died in a single car accident in Dix Hills. The 81-year-old was headed west on Northern State Parkway when he lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree near Exit 42. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Weather conditions were not believed to play a role in the accident.
In December, a pedestrian was killed in Hempstead after being struck by a cab driver with a suspended license. The 30-year old man was running eastbound across Depot Road when the southbound cab struck and killed him. The cab driver was not injured, but we had taken to Huntington Hospital for stress-related symptoms. Police say he was arrested for driving with a suspended license and released on an appearance ticket. The car, which was owned by Orange and White Taxi Company, was impounded for a safety check.